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 …

Women’s History Autumn 2017

The Autumn 2017 edition of Women’s History is available now. The digital version of this edition is available free to all members – see details below.  You may purchase this journal as a hard copy or download by clicking here.

Contents

  • Albert Gallon on ‘Thriving in a man’s world: Elizabeth Martin Knight (c.1670-1737) of Chawton and West Dean, 4

Women in International Exhibitions 1876-1937, Routledge 2017, by Myriam Boussahba-Bravard & Rebecca Rogers (ed.)

Myriam Boussahba-Bravard & Rebecca Rogers (ed.), Women in International and Universal Exhibitions, 1876-1937, New York, Routledge, 2018: ISBN 9781138636057 ( hardcopy)  ISBN 9781315196534 (electronic version)

This book argues for the importance of bringing women and gender more directly into the dynamic field of exposition studies. Reclaiming women for the history of world fairs (1876-1937) it also seeks to introduce new voices into these studies dialoguing across disciplinary and national historiographies. From the outset, women participated, as artists, writers, educators, artisans or workers, and of course spectators without figuring among the organizers of international exhibitions until the 20th century. Their …

Katrina Lockwood: The Mystery of Isabella an the String of Beads A Woman Doctor In World War 1

Book review by Robin Joyce

 

Publisher: Loke Press

Author: Katrina Kirkwood

Sold on Amazon and at good bookstores.

The back-cover blurb tells us:

It was the inscription that made the antique scalpels so tantalising: ‘Isabella Stenhouse’. A woman doctor? A woman doctor who was rumoured to have served in the First World War? Could Isabella have treated wounded men with these very implements? And had a grateful German prisoner of war really given her the strange string of beads that tangled round her stethoscope?  Coaxing clues from archives across Europe, Katrina Kirkwood traces Isabella’s route from medical school …

Gender/ mobility/ sea/ women’s history

Thurs 16 Nov London. Paper: Gendered mobility at sea 1960-2017; Comparing women’s changing seagoing roles in the Royal and Merchant Navies by Dr Jo Stanley.

SEMINAR: Transport & Mobilities History group, (http://www.history.ac.uk/events/seminar/transport-mobility).

VENUE: The Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor,  at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Senate House, Malet St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HU. Tel 0207 862 8740.

TIME: 5.30pm.

PLEASURE: It’s free and afterwards there will be a small launch party for Jo’s new book, Women and the Royal Navy by Jo Stanley, IB Tauris/NMRN,  https://tinyurl.com/y7pclcldc.…

Women and the Royal Navy

Sat 25 Nov, PortsmouthWomen and the Royal Navy, all-day seminar. £45. This academic event is where the new approach to writing the histories of women in the navy will be revealed.  See the programme and booking details at http://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/pioneers-to-professionals-seminar.

Jo Stanley and Hannah Roberts will sign their new books there — at special discount prices.…