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 (UK) SMALL GRANTS SCHEME

The Women’s History Network is offering a small grant of £1,000 to facilitate a conference on women’s history organised by teaching or research staff in universities or other institutions of higher education in the UK, or by staff in FE Colleges, Museums or Heritage Sites in collaboration with any one such institution.  The grant may be used in collaboration with other awards.  To be eligible to enter, the lead organiser/s must be members of the Women’s History Network at the time of application and at the time the activity is to take place.  Members of the current Women’s History Network …

Abstracts from presentations to be given at the 2017 WHN Conference

Geraldine Perriam

 

Women and the Wider World – Paper Proposal

From London Docks to Leningrad: The Provincial Lady travels to Russia

 

 

E.M. Delafield is best known for her fiction, particularly the Diary of a Provincial Lady series.  In 1937, Delafield published a work of non-fiction: Straw Without Bricks (Macmillan, London), an account of her travels to, and in, the newly-formed USSR and her work in a commune, among other things.  Delafield’s alter ego, the Provincial Lady, wrote primarily about domestic life in a rural community.  Despite having some mobility, the Provincial Lady was essentially a character embedded in domestic life.

Abstracts from the papers to be presented at the 2017 WHN Conference

Some abstracts from the papers to be presented at the 2017 WHN Conference appear below. Further abstracts will be posted.

 

 

Carol Coles 

Independent researcher

What Hilda did next

 

In this paper I will be considering the post War lives of the women who served with the Stobart Unit between April and December 1915, for many of whom this was only one period of their War Service. What did the end of the War mean for these women who had developed and enhanced their professional skills in the remote regions of southern and eastern Europe ? The increasing

Women’s Work: The Book of Etiquette by Lady Troubridge

1940s typist
Bing Photos

This excerpt is from  The Book of Etiquette by Lady Troubridge (1948, First published 1926) The World’sWork (1913) Ltd, Kingswood, Surrey.

Has enough changed?

 

Chapter xxiv

The Business Woman The Modern Woman

 

There was a time not very long ago when women’s interests were confined chiefly to the home. For a woman to be actively engaged in some business or profession meant one of two things, either she was an old maid or she was a queer, but to-day woman is a citizen and she may choose to use here talents and capabilities in …

Conference Report: Historians of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland (H-WRBI) 2017 Annual Conference

 

CONFERENCE REPORT: HISTORIANS OF WOMEN RELIGIOUS OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND (H-WRBI) 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Bridget Harrison and Alison More

The annual History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland conference was organised by the H-WRBI (historyofwomenreligious.org) and was held at University College, Dublin over the 8th and 9th of June 2017. Day one of the conference boasted a wide array of panels organised thematically. A  Papers covered several historical eras, from the medieval period to the recent past.   Questions were taken immediately after each paper, enabling audience members to travel between concurrent panels.   After a short introduction …