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WSPU postcard of Flora Drummond, Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst arrested on 13 October 1908, on a charge of conduct likely to provoke a breach of the peace; from  LSE Library’s collections, 7JCC/O/02/064…

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The Home Front, WHN Conference image 2014. Image courtesy Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service…

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Eleanor Rathbone campaigning (unsuccessfully) for election as an independent candidate for East Toxteth in Liverpool in 1922; from LSE Library’s collections COLL MISC 1104…

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Women’s History is sent to WHN members in Spring, Summer and Autumn; digital copies are available for download.…

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The Women’s Land Army in Britain during the Second World War; from the collections of The Imperial War Museum (IWM non commercial licence).…

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1970s London from the series On a Good Day by Al Vandenberg; © Victoria and Albert Museum, London…

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WSPU waitresses at a fund-raising event at The Women’s Exhibition in London May 1909; from LSE Library’s collections, TWL/2002/387

 

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Millicent Garrett Fawcett addressing  an estimated 50,000 women  at a mass suffrage rally in Hyde Park on 26 July 1913; from LSE Library’s collections, 7JCC/O/01/177…

Small Grants Scheme (UK)

The Women’s History Network is offering a small grant of £1,000 (this grant replaces the previous grant scheme of £500) to facilitate a one day conference on women’s history organised by teaching or research staff in universities or other institutions of higher education in the UK, or by staff in FE Colleges, Museums or Heritage Sites in collaboration with anyone such institution.  The grant may be used in collaboration with other awards.  To be eligible to enter, the lead organiser/s must be members of the Women’s History Network at the time of application and at the time the activity is …

Small Grants Postgraduate Scheme (UK)

The Women’s History Network is offering a small grant of £1,000 for the holding of a one day conference on women’s history organised by full time or part time postgraduates in universities or other institutions of higher education in the UK. The grant may be used in collaboration with other awards.  To be eligible to enter, the lead organiser/s must be members of the Women’s History Network at the time of application and at the time the activity is to take place.  Members of the current Women’s History Network Steering Committee are ineligible to apply.

The deadline for applications this …

How Biblical Double Standards Killed Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Run

How biblical double standards killed Hillary Clinton’s presidential run

November 11, 2016 8.54pm AEDT

Jo Henderson-Merrygold

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Jo Henderson-Merrygold

PhD Candidate in Biblical Studies and Queer Theory, University of Sheffield

Disclosure statement

Jo Henderson-Merrygold receives PhD funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), managed by the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH).

 

 

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Clinton: crucified by the religious right? Shutterstock

Since the news broke of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency of the United States, there has been much incredulity and analysis. How was it that someone as aberrant …

Women’s History Autumn 2016

Women's History Autumn 2106WHN Members log in to download your pdf copy of this edition.

Purchase this journal as a hard copy or download  here.

Contents

Special issue: Remembering Eleanor Rathbone (1872-1946)

  • Pat Thane on Eleanor Rathbone and Family Allowances, 5
  • Sumita Mukherjee on Radhabai Subbarayan: Debates on Indian Female Franchise in the 1930s, 10
  • Julie V. Gottlieb on Eleanor Rathbone, the Women Churchillians and Anti-Appeasement, 15
  • Susan Cohen on Eleanor Rathbone, the Parliamentary Committee on Refugees and the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning, 19
  • Anne Logan on The International Work of Margery Fry in the 1930s and ’40s,

A WARRIOR OF THE PEOPLE: Part 2

Excerpted with permission from A Warrior of the People by Joseph Starita. Published in November 2016 by St. Martin’s Press.

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On March 14, 1889, Susan La Flesche received her medical degree―becoming the first Native American doctor in U.S. history. She earned her degree 31 years before women could vote and 35 years before Indians could become citizens in their own country. By age 26, this fragile but indomitable Indian woman became the doctor to her patriarchal tribe. She spent her life crashing through walls of ethnic, racial and gender prejudice to improve the lot of her people.

Part 2…