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…


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


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…


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


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


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


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




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…

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Feminism and Critical Theory: Call for Papers


In the face of enforced austerity, rampant and increasing inequality, systemic crises of political, economic and environmental organisation, and violence and injustice on a global scale, there has been a resurgence of interest in both feminism and critical theory, as ways of understanding and criticising the world as it is. That such disasters disproportionately affect women is not, of course, new, nor are they differentiated solely through gender – race, sexuality, dis/ability, class and nationality also come into play. Yet many have detected an increase in violence, both (and

The First World War: Nursing: Call for Papers

‘A group photograph showing Nurse Edith Cavell (seated centre) with a group of her multinational student nurses whom she trained in Brussels’. © IWM (Q 70204)

A Conference organised by the Women’s History Network, Midlands region.
Saturday 21 November: University of Worcester, City Campus, Castle Street, Worcester, WR1 3AS

Edith Cavell was executed by a firing squad in Brussels on 12 October 1915 and as part of our ongoing participation in events to mark the centenary of the First World War, the centenary of Cavell’s death seemed to provide an important reminder of the contribution made by nurses to that conflict.  As a result we are calling for papers on any topic related to the role of nurses in the First World War.  As always we

Womens History Network Community History Prize 2105

WHN Community Prize 2015Women’s History Network  –  Community History Prize – sponsored by the History Press

This annual prize of £500 is awarded for a Community History Project by, about, or for Women in a particular locale or community which has led to the production of a documentary, pamphlet, book, exhibition, artefact or event completed between the 1st of January 2014 and 31st May 2015.

Individuals or groups can nominate themselves or someone else up to the 31 May 2015.

The Prize will be judged by a panel made up of representatives of: the WHN, The History Press, Archives and Community …

Gendering the Workplace

West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network
Annual Conference
Sat 20th June, 2015 10am – 5pm 
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 18-16 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN

Keynote speaker: Selina Todd, St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, Women, work and family in 20th century England.

Call for papers
The conference will explore all aspects of work, both paid and unpaid, and a variety of workplaces, from factories to the home. Themes will include:…

Women’s History Month events from the National Maritime Museum


1. Title:           The Queen’s House queens
Date:               Monday 2nd March
Time:               1pm
Location:         The Queen’s House
Price:               Free

Description:     Join our curator, Katy Barrett on a tour of the Queen’s House.  Commissioned in 1616 by Queen Anne of Denmark, James I’s wife, and finally finished around 1638 for King Charles I’s queen, Henrietta Maria.  The tour will focus on the queens who have lived in the house.…

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