Conferences

London’s women historians: a celebration and a conversation

13 March 2017 – Wolfson Conference  Suite, IHR
12:30-8:00pm

Confirmed speakers: Caroline Barron, John Beckett, Laura Carter, Linda Clark, Amy Erickson, Margot Finn, Jo Fox, Laura Gowing, Alana Harris, Peter Mandler, Jinty Nelson, Lyndal Roper & Pat Thane.…

History of Communism in Europe, no. 8/ 2017: The Other Half of Communism: Women’s Outlook

This call for papers seeks contributors for the eighth issue of the scientific journal History of Communism in Europe, no. 8/2017: The Other Half of Communism: Women’s Outlook on the gendered histories of European communisms. This issue looks to include the most recent scholarship on women and their intricate relations with the Communist parties in Europe, during the XX century. While including the valuable scholarship on “exceptional” personalities such as Alexandra Kollontai, Inessa Armand or Dolores Ibarruri, this issue aims to explore the voices of women that by political choice or simply historical tournaments found themselves as both objects and …

Women’s History Seminar: January – March 2017

Women’s History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street

IHR at 17.15 in Room N301 (Pollard Room) 

All are welcome

Friday, 20 January 2017: Charmian Mansell (Exeter)  Domestic service?  The experiences of female servants in early modern communities

    Service was a typical and defining experience for young women in early modern England.  Ann Kussmaul estimates that around 60 per cent of 15- to 24-year-olds were employed as servants, working in rural and urban, rich and poor households across the country in exchange for wages and bed and board.  Female service is typically studied in a …

Workshop: Women’s Work: Women’s Employment in the First World War and Interwar Years

Friday 27 January 2017, 10.00-16.00 – Sheffield

This workshop explores the experiences, working practices, myth and realities for middle-class and professional women during the war years and the decades that followed. It will examine these women at work on the land, as nurses, in the Civil Service, at the BBC, in trade unions, as secretaries, as office clerks and as portrayed in fiction, considering career opportunities as well as challenges and restrictions. In exploring women’s employment, it will examine how occupational identities, training and working practices were shaped by class and gender.  The full programme is available using the booking …

CFP: 26th Annual Women’s History Network Conference, 2017

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in Zurich, from LSE Library’s collections, WILPF/22/1.

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in Zurich, from LSE Library’s collections, WILPF/22/1.

‘Women and the Wider World’

Submission deadline:
Extended to Friday March 3, 2017

Conference dates: September 1 – 2, 2017  

Conference Venue: University of Birmingham

See full details here.