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Women’s History Network Annual Conference: ‘Women and Migration’, 1 and 2 September 2023

image via State Library of New South Wales The theme of this year’s conference is around the history of migration, and specifically the detrimental impact the gendered nature of it has had on women. The conference will seek to bring women’s voices to the forefront, and examine and highlight their migratory experiences, both nationally and […]

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Everyday Gays, Ordinary Queers, and the National Lesbian and Gay Survey – Victoria Golding

Pride 1987, 10.10am: ‘Helped E. to throw pills down the cat with cystitis. Washed breakfast dishes. Brought Gay Vegetarian placard up from cellar. Fed goldfish.’  (Correspondent No.157)[1] This National Lesbian and Gay Survey contributor’s account of her involvement in the 1987 London Pride March reads as a mixture of the ordinary and extraordinary, the mundane […]

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WHN Schools History Prize 2023

March is Women’s History Month and the Schools’ Prize provides a fantastic opportunity for students to become immersed in ‘doing’ history. This year we would like to invite students to create a poster which illustrates The poster, can be created in any medium or style (painting, drawing, CGI, collage, etc). It can be from any […]



Katrina Honeyman Memorial Lecture: Tracey Loughran on the history of problem pages

Professor Tracey Loughran, ‘”It’s Very Personal”: Sex and Relationships on the Problem Pages, c. 1960-1990’ Leeds Central Library, First Floor, Room 700, Leeds, LS1 3AB Thursday 23rd March 2023 5.30PM Book now (free, and all welcome): The late twentieth century saw dramatic changes in attitudes to sex and relationships. The Pill, the legalisation of […]

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Women’s History Today – Call for Papers for Autumn 2023

The 2022 Platinum Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth, as well as her state funeral, highlighted the importance of commemoration in the life of a nation. For Britain, these two instances of commemoration were focused on female representations of nationhood. Women’s History Today invites contributions to the topic of Women and Commemoration. We welcome articles on the […]

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Women’s History Today Autumn 2022 – Broadcasting Special Issue

The Autumn 2022 issue of Women’s History Today – Broadcasting Special Issue is now available for purchase or downoad. This special issue of Women’s History Today is a ‘Broadcasting’ special. As you are likely to have seen, heard or read, this autumn marks the centenary of the BBC, which was established as the British Broadcasting […]

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