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Nursing The Troubles by Megan Kelly

In 2019 the BBC released a documentary[1] which showcased interviews with nurses that had worked during ‘The Troubles.’ Compelling and poignant, one of the exceptional features of the documentary was just how willing and keen nurses were to share their stories. ‘The Troubles’ (1969-1998), was an extraordinary series of civil conflict that took the lives […]

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Case Studies in Blame: Victorian Physicians, Working-Class Women and Tuberculosis in Scottish Charity Hospitals by Amy W. Farnbach

“Uncleanliness of the mind and body act and react,” wrote the Edinburgh-trained physician J. Milner Fothergill in his 1874 Maintenance of Health, “and perfect health of one is incompatible with an unhealthy state of the other.” The Victorian middle classes held that good health was an individual responsibility, requiring careful attention to moderation in diet, […]

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Dissertation Prize

Undergraduate Dissertation Prize 2020

We received 19 submissions for the WHN Undergraduate Dissertation prize on a diverse range of topics, time periods and geographical contexts. The standard of the entries was incredibly high and a real celebration of undergraduate women’s history .The students drew upon a wide range of methodologies, and each had an impressive command of the existing […]

Dissertation Prize, Prizes

MA Dissertation Prize

The Women’s History Network is offering one £250 prize for a £250 prize of a Masters dissertation on any aspect of women’s or gender history written during the 2019-2020 academic year. The WHN welcomes research on any period and place, the sky’s the limit! Winners will be invited to work with us to produce an […]


Calls for Papers, Conferences, Events

Studying Herstories: WHN Online Student Conference – Call for Papers

The Women’s History Network (WHN) are seeking proposals from students working in women’s history, to present at our Inaugural Student Conference on 8 March 2021, International Women’s Day. This Conference will be a welcoming, supportive and inclusive space, offering the opportunity for both undergraduate and postgraduate students to present and discuss women’s history. Our Keynote […]

Women's History Journal

Women's History Journal

Women’s History Summer 2020

Women's History, Summer 2020

Special Issue: Women and the Family in Ireland The Summer 2020 issue of Women’s History is available now for purchase. The digital version of this edition is available free to all members – see details below. Contents Introduction by Leanne Calvert/Maeve O’Riordan, 3 Leanne Calvert on “Her husband went away some time agoe”: marriage breakdown […]

Women's History Journal

Women’s History Autumn 2019

Women's History Autumn 2019 Front Cover

Special Issue: Nursing The Autumn 2019 special nursing issue of Women’s History is available now for purchase. The digital version of this edition is available free to all members – see details below. Contents Frances Cadd on “‘The March of the Masked Nurses’: Remaking Nursing’s Tradition of Vocation through Public Protest in 1930s Britain”, 4 […]

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