Event

Third Annual Commemoration for Brave British Women in Medical Missions in Serbia and other fronts during the Great War

Zvezdana Popovik has provided information on two events. The first was the subject of the WHN Blog on 22nd March. However, as a reminder:

Since 2017 marks the centenary of Dr Elsie Inglis’s death,  Guest speaker, Alan Cumming, Scottish Women’s Hospitals website, will tell attendees at this function more about Dr Inglis and women from SWHs. The event will take place on 28th March at 6. 00 7.45 at the North Kensington Library, 108 Ladbroke Grove, W11 1PZ.

The second event is the third commemoration for brave British women in medical missions in Serbia. Last year the second commemoration was

WRITING ART: WOMEN AS ART CRITICS IN THE LONG EIGTHTEENTH CENTURY

Conference: Writing Art: Women Writers as Art Critics in the Long Eighteenth Century

Saturday 25th February 2017

Venue: Chawton House Library

  

 Long thought to be the domain of wealthy men, art criticism and connoisseurship underwent a transformation in the late Georgian period. This one-day conference focuses on women writers as art critics in the late Georgian and early Victorian period. Bringing together leading art historians and literary scholars on women’s writing and art criticism, speakers will draw on travel writing and private letters, on diaries and on novels by major English and French authors. We will explore the role of

MIGHT IS NOT RIGHT – RACISM, TRUMPISM, MISOGYNY OUT

Dr Jocelynne Scutt

Speech given at the Say No to Racism Rally and march in Cambridge January 21 2017.

 

MIGHT IS NOT RIGHT – RACISM, TRUMPISM, MISOGYNY OUT

 

Might is not right. Yet the abuse of might, and the assertion that might is right, is what stands before us today.

All over the world, the notion that abuse, racist epithets, misogynistic expression and conduct, the despising of ethnic minorities, the deriding of persons with a disability, the disparaging of anyone who is perceived to be ‘different’ is on the rise. This notion underpins the worst ravages of humanity …

DEEDS NOT WORDS : The Story of Dr Elsie Inglis

Deeds Not Words: The Story of Dr Elsie Inglis

 

 

To mark the centenary of her death in 2017, Edinburgh councillors decided to name a street after Doctor Elsie Inglis, heroine of the First World War and an advocate for women’s rights. On 26 November 1917, the suffragist and founder of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for Foreign Service, Dr Elsie Inglis, passed away at the Station Hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne. She was returning home with her all women hospital units from her last mission in Serbia and Russia, but never reached Edinburgh. The impressive funeral service was held at

Abstracts: Papers to be presented at the 2016 WHN Conference

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WHN Admin.

The abstracts following, by Cheryl Butler and Ali Flint, provide a ‘taste’ of the papers that will be presented at the conference. Cheryl Butler and Ali Flint’s generosity in providing the abstracts for the blog is greatly appreciated.

 

Cheryl Butler

Invisible/Visible: women hiding in documents

The life of Mary Janverin,1539-1608, wife, mother, innkeeper ‘a woman of good & honest conversation’  but also witchfinder, scold, recusant, harbourer of thieves & pirates and  ‘a common whore’.

Reconstructing forgotten lives from the surviving wills, court records, inventories and buildings of Tudor Southampton.

 

Short biography

Dr Cheryl Butler BA …