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CFP: Homes, Food and Farms

Women’s History Network Annual Conference 3 and 4 September 2021 Due to problems caused by the Corona Virus the WHN cancelled their 2020 Annual Conference.  We hope all those who were interested in attending and presenting will instead join us in 2021 The WHN National Steering Committee has now made the decision that their 2021 Annual […]

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When 100 Years Is Not Enough! Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins

February is Black History Month in the United States. A time when we attempt to correct the omission of the contributions of people of color from historic narratives, 2021 marks the 95th anniversary of what began as Negro History Week in 1926. By 1976, it was officially recognized as Black History Month in 1976 by […]

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Results of the MA dissertation prize by Dr Lyndsey Jenkins

The Women’s History Network is delighted to announce the first winner of our MA dissertation prize. We received many entries of an extremely high quality. We were particularly impressed with the overall standard given the many difficulties students experienced in the past year. Entries often demonstrated creative use of source material and several reflected critically […]

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The Role of Women’s Genealogical Societies in the Rewriting of American History, c. 1890-1914 by Anya Cooper

In the aftermath of the Civil War, American nationalists faced the question of how to forge a participatory sense of allegiance to a nation recently divided over slavery. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) attempted to provide an answer to this question. The DAR was centred […]


Women's History Journal

Women's History Journal

Women’s History Summer 2020

Women's History, Summer 2020

Special Issue: Women and the Family in Ireland The Summer 2020 issue of Women’s History is available now for purchase. The digital version of this edition is available free to all members – see details below.

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