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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Organising Women in WWI


10:30-3:15 Saturday 21st March 2015 at Bantock House Museum, Finchfield Road, Wolverhampton, WV3 9LQ

2015 is the centenary of the formation of the Women’s Institute Movement in Britain and the publication of the Maternity Letters by the Women’s Co-Operative Guild. To commemorate these events, this Conference aims to bring together anyone who is interested in women who organised themselves and others during WW1.

We invite abstracts of 200-300 words for proposed papers on women who organised to support or oppose the war, to improve women’s working conditions, their leisure or domestic lives. Please send via email attachment to Professor …

CFP: North West Gender Conference 2015

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University of Manchester, Manchester Meeting Place, 10th April 2015

Key Note: Prof. Erica Burman

This inter-disciplinary conference is run ‘by PGR’s, for PGR’s’ and will provide a unique opportunity for Postgraduate students to talk about the influence of gender in their research.  This event is for all Postgraduate students, not just those who are near completion. The aim is to provide a safe, comfortable and open environment for students at all stages of their PhD or Masters to discuss their ‘research in progress’ and to receive feedback and support from peers. Despite the theme of the event being …

Equality and the Army

Equality and the Army


Ms/representation: Mass Media & Feminisms in Historical Context


University of Westminster, Saturday 29 November 2014

 Fear of Flying. Judy Blume. Dirty Dancing. Louisa May Alcott. Cosmopolitan. Nancy Drew. Sex and the City. Laura Ingalls Wilder. Girls. Madonna. Cagney and Lacey. Gloria Steinem.

Media and literary depictions of girls and women can both reflect widely accepted gender norms and challenge them.  At the same time, such representations (fictional and non-fictional) offer audiences escapism, role models and ways of understanding themselves and their own lives, sometimes simultaneously.  In this conference, we aim to explore the depictions of women and girls in film, television, music, literature …

Aphrodisiacs, Fertility and Medicine

My first monograph, Jennifer Evans, Aphrodisiacs, Fertility and Medicine in early modern England (Boydell & Brewer) was published on the 3 October in the Royal Historical Societies Studies in History series.


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