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 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

 

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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…

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.…

January IFRWH Newsletter

The latest IFRWH (International Federation for Research into Women’s History) Newsletter is now available to download here: IFRWH Newsletter Jan 2017

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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

Glad To Be Gay: The Struggle for Legal Equality

 

LSE Library’s spring exhibition is Glad to be gay: the struggle for legal equality. It marks the pivotal piece of legislation, the Sexual Offences Act, and uses unique material from the Hall-Carpenter Archives and the Women’s Library collection to consider the difficult legal struggle by gay people to achieve equality over the last half century.  

This exhibition follows the LGBT story from the ‘hidden’ years when homosexuality was a taboo subject, to the passing of the Sexual Offences Act in 1967 highlighting key items from this campaign, to the emergence of gay liberation in the 1970s when the