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

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 …

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2018 YEARBOOK OF WOMEN’S HISTORY

Thank you to Arina Angermen for this information. WHN Admin.

 

Call for papers for the Yearbook of Women’s History (2018) [graag verspreiden / please distribute]

 

Building bodies: Gendered Sport and Transnational Movements

Guest editor: Marjet Derks

 

About the Yearbook

The Yearbook of Women’s History is a peer-reviewed academic annual covering all aspects of gender connected with historical research throughout the world. It has a respectable history in itself, reporting on issues concerning women and gender for 35 years. The Yearbook has addressed topics such as women and crime, women and war, and gender, ethnicity and (post)colonialism. Over …

Conference call: Women’s Negotiations of Space, 1500-1900; January 2018, Hull

Welcome to the ‘Women’s Negotiations of Space, 1500-1900’ conference, to be held at the University of Hull on Thursday January 18th 2018. This one-day conference, organised by PhD students from the Gender, Place and Memory Research Cluster, is generously supported by the Women’s History Network Small Grants Postgraduate Scheme and the University of Hull Graduate School. We aim to bring together scholars, early career researchers and postgraduate researchers working on all aspects of women’s spatial histories between 1500-1900.

Study finds women in gender-equal countries have better cognative skills

Study finds women in gender-equal countries have better cognitive skills – here’s how to understand it

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship: Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) and Hou Yifan (China). shutterstock.com

Let’s try you. Read the title above once, then cover it and write down word for word what you remember. Having difficulties? How

Book announcement

My book, The WRNS in Wartime is being published by I B Tauris in October 2017. A transformed version of my PhD, completed within KCL’s War Studies department, it traces the origins of this significant women’s military auxiliary. The book explores why the service was created, disbanded at the end of the First World War and then reformed at the beginning of the Second World War. Combining personal testimony and the political, military and cultural contexts it seeks to place the WRNS within the wider scene of the two world wars and highlight its variation to the other women’s services.…