Women’s History

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

CHARLES-GENEVIEVE -LOUIS-AUGUSTE-ANDRE-TIMOTHEE d’EON de BEAUMONT, 1728 -1810

Sophie Munro

“Mademoiselle de Beaumont or The Chevalier d’Eon”, printed in the London Magazine in 1777. It now forms parts of the British Cartoon Prints Collection at the Library of Congress.
Photo supplied by Sophie Munro

 

Charles-Genevieve-Louis-Auguste-Andre-Timothee d’Eon de Beaumont, 1728 – 1810


Better known as the Chevalier d’Eon, d’Eon was born in Tonnerre, Burgundy, to Louis d’Eon de Beaumont and Françoise de Charanton. D’Eon excelled in school as a child and went on to study law, graduating from the College Mazarin in 1749 at 21 years old. In 1756 d’Eon joined a clandestine organisation of spies known

Speech by The Hon Penny Wong on the occasion of the 28th Annual Lionel Murphy Memorial Lecture

 Transcript from a speech made by the Hon. Penny Wong, which focusses on discrimination against LGBTI Australians

Part 1

 

 

 

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SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE

SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT

SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

SPEECH

21 June 2016

28TH ANNUAL LIONEL MURPHY MEMORIAL LECTURE

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

CANBERRA

I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respects to elders past and present.

Thank you to Professor Paul Dietze and the trustees of the Lionel Murphy Foundation for inviting me to deliver this lecture.

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 …