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…

Women’s History Network Annual Conference 2020

Save the Date: 3-4 September 2020

Homes, Food and Farms

Venue – Denman College, New Rd, Marcham, Abingdon OX13 6NW.

Call for papers: Womandla! Feminism and Social Movements in the Global South

Histories of social movements in the Global South remain dominated by the visions and achievements of male activists. Feminist scholars have responded by demonstrating the central role that women have played in social movements, especially the civil rights, women’s liberation, and anti-apartheid movements. Building on current historiographical trends toward transnational histories of women, gender, and feminist activism, this conference seeks to bring together historians and feminist scholars concerned with feminism and social movements in the Global South, but particularly across sub-Saharan Africa. It also aims to trace the global exchanges taking place between individual activists, their networks, and their ideas

Celebrating Black Women’s History: Prize Winners

The Women’s History Network wanted to challenge young researchers to get inspired by the diverse and rich histories of black women in Britain and to create a piece of art that reflects the history of either a group or an individual. We had some fantastic entries and we would like to thank and congratulate all students who took part.…

Women of the Far Right (November 9 2019)

Women’s History Network West Midlands Conference, ‘Women of the Far Right’, Saturday 9 November, 10.30am–4.00pm at the University of Worcester, St. John’s Campus. Book your place now via Aurélie Papin a.papin@worc.ac.uk
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A Hidden History: African women and the British Health Service, 1930-2000 by Olivia Mason

In a standout piece from Olivia Mason of the Young Historians Project, we hear about the latest project of the group: A Hidden History: African women and the British Health Service, 1930-2000.

The Young Historians Project is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the development of historians of African and Caribbean heritage. The necessity of this project becomes clear when you begin to consider how there were less than 10 Black PhD students studying history in 2016, how only 0.6% of professors were Black in 2018 and how, even more alarmingly, only 25 of these Black professors were female.[1] Combine …