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…

27th Annual Women’s History Network Conference, 2018

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

University of Portsmouth, UK
Friday 31st August –Saturday 1st September 2018

THE CAMPAIGN FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE:
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

National Women's Social and Political Union Rally

WHN Book Prize 2018

An annual £500 prize for a first book in women’s or gender history.

The Women’s History Network (UK) Book Prize is awarded for an author’s first single-authored monograph, which makes a significant contribution to women’s history or gender history.

Entries close on 31 March 2018 (for books published during 2017).

Criteria for eligibility are as follows:…

WOMEN’S HISTORY NETWORK (UK) SMALL GRANTS POSTGRADUATE SCHEME

The Women’s History Network is offering a small grant of £1,000 for the holding of a one day conference on women’s history organised by full time or part time postgraduates in universities or other institutions of higher education in the UK. 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 Steering Committee are ineligible to apply.

The deadline for applications the …

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 …

LABOR WOMEN: POLITICAL HOUSEKEEPERS OR POLITICIANS?

Part 3

Women in trade unions in Western Australia in the early 1900s

This paper is a section of an article published in Marian Simms, Australian Women and the Political System , Longman Cheshire, 1984.

 

Robin Joyce

 

An apprenticeship served in the industrial wing of the labour movement, although a useful avenue for male aspirants, did not advance women to the same level. Cecilia Shelley, a long term secretary and organiser with the Hotel and Restaurants Employees Union , was a particularly important influence in the Australian Labor Party (ALP).

Other women also filled important positions on union …

100 Years+ of the Women’s Movement in Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Researchers are invited to submit ideas on any aspect of the above theme for a community research workshop. Proposals are welcome for talks of 15-20 minutes duration or contributions to round table sessions (10 minutes each). Academics, students and independent researchers are all equally welcome to propose ideas. Suitable topics include any subject from the women’s suffrage movement to contemporary activism in the 21st century, with reference to Kent and/or Sussex and/or Surrey. Please send your ideas to Dr Anne Logan a.f.logan@kent.ac.uk by 1 June 2018.…

University of Sussex: Women and the History of International Thought

Originally published in the  ANU Gender Studies newsletter.

 

 

Leverhulme Postdoctoral Research Associate Ref 2948 School/department: School of Global Studies Hours: full time Contract: fixed term 01 September 2018 to 31 August 2020 Reference: 2948 Salary: Grade 7 up to £35,550 per annum Placed on: 31 January 2018 Closing date: 05 March 2018. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. Expected interview date: week commencing 09 April 2018 Expected start date: 01 September 2018 Job description The School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex is delighted to invite applications for a postdoctoral Research Associate

LGBT HISTORY MONTH

Re-Published under the generous copyright provisions offered by The Conversation, under the Creative Commons License

Australians rate the most significant events in their lifetimes – and show the ‘fair go’ is still most valued

Same-sex marriage becoming legal was rated by as the most significant event in their history by the largest proportion of respondents. AAP/Lukas Coch

MUSIC VIDEO FOR CHANGE: “WOMAN”

Claire and Sarah Renee O’Moore
Claire O’Moore sent the following, explaining the video which she and her twin sister, Sarah Renee, created to publicise women’s rights.
Hi There,
I’m sending you a music video that deals exclusively with women’s rights. I have recently directed a Music Video, for my twin sister Sarah Renee. We’re from Ireland and Ireland is currently on the cusp of change with a referendum to Repeal the 8th amendment set to take place this year.
The amendment prohibits abortion. The repeal campaign is still fraught with friction as we cannot guarantee Abortion on Demand, but nonetheless