The WHN Annual Conference

WHN Annual Conference

Women’s History Network Annual Conference 2-4 September 2021 – Homes, Food and Farm

Women’s History Network Annual Conference 2 –  4 September 2021 Homes, Food and Farms *2nd- 4th September 2021 *  This is now going to be an online conference.  In recent years Women’s History has made a significant contribution to debates and explorations of histories of homes, families and domestic life. Women’s multiple and varied roles in the […]

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‘Love Thy Neighbour’: Neighbourly conflict in early modern Nantwich, by Sarah Fox

In 1663 Anne Knutsford, licensed midwife and moneylender, was issued with an inhibition by the parish of Nantwich against practicing midwifery for ‘lyeing, sweareing and curseing’ amongst other allegations. As if to confirm the charges, Anne allegedly ‘abused the authority of this court when the inhibition was served upon you & left with you, saying […]

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Tattooed Women: a misleading notion of empowerment and agency

It is often claimed that tattooed women are a symbol of modernity, defying the restricting beauty standards of society.[1] Nonetheless, more wide-ranging research reveals that this is a generalised and too simplistic a view of tattooed women. My research on the differing experiences of tattooed women of the nineteenth and twentieth century, therefore, suggests the […]

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ECR Independent Conferences, Events, Fellowships and Grants, Seminars

28th July: WHN Fellowship Celebration

Wednesday, 28th July at 4pm (UK) Women’s History Network Fellowship Celebration Research talks from this year’s early-career and independent fellows. Register for your place on the Zoom webinar:  We do have a limit of 100 attendees, but you can also view the livestream of the seminar on the Women’s History Network Facebook page. Speakers […]



The Miracle Workers Project Update: Mini-Conference

In March 2021, The Devil’s Porridge Museum launched it’s Miracle Workers Project, which aimed to research the 30,000 people who worked at H. M. Factory Gretna during World War One. Thanks to a generous grant from the D&G Costal Communities Fund, volunteers at the museum have been systematically researching and compiling information on those who […]


A Symposium on Women in the 1920s

The 1920s were heavily overshadowed by the Great War. Women’s experience of the war, in employment, in public and voluntary service, in bereavement and in the upheavals to family life meant that life would never be the same again. At the same time there was a positive sense of progress and change. Women had achieved […]

Women's History Journal

Women's History Journal

Women’s History Spring 2021

Special Issue: Doing Women’s History. The Spring 2021 special edition 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.

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