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Women’s History Network Annual Conference: ‘Addressing the Nation’ 2 & 3 September 2022

Women’s History Network Annual Conference: ‘Addressing the Nation’ 2 & 3 September 2022 (Online via Zoom, Free to attend) Autumn 2022 marks the centenary of the BBC. From almost the very start, women worked in many capacities including behind the scenes, making programmes and speaking on air. This conference will explore how women across the […]

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12th October 2022: Black History Month Special Seminar – Black Women and Legal Engagement

Don’t miss the first of our two Black History Month special seminars! Amy Latimer (Leicester) and Bethany Brewer (Durham) will be sharing their papers around the topic of Black Women and Civil and Criminal Justice. Wednesday, 12 October 2022, 4pm BST/GMT+1 Sign up on Zoom here. ‘Working Twice as Hard: The Elections of Black Women […]

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‘Without friends or money’: African and Asian Mothers and the Eighteenth-Century Foundling Hospital – Hannah Dennett

When London’s Foundling Hospital opened its doors on 25 March 1741, it aimed to provide an alternative to mothers abandoning their babies in the streets of the city. Mothers unable or unwilling to care for their infants could, instead, bring them to the Foundling Hospital and seek to have them admitted into the institution. The […]

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WHN Independent Researchers for 2022/23

The Women’s History Network is delighted to announce four new Independent Researcher grants for the 2022/23 academic year. The grants provide financial support to those working on women’s history outside of academia. This year we are very pleased to be supporting three very different projects: Amanda Allan Amanda is researching the life of an English […]


Calls for Papers

Feminism(s) in the Media: Public Outreach and Cultural Transformations

    Feminism(s) in the Media: Public Outreach and Cultural Transformations Ghent University, Belgium 14 – 15 September 2023   In partnership with Antwerp University (Belgium), Gothenburg University (Sweden), Leuven University (Belgium) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) (Belgium)   The history of feminism and the history of feminist literature are often studied in separate […]

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Women’s History Today Summer 2022

The Summer 2022 issue of Women’s History Today is now available for purchase. The digital version of this edition is available free to all members – see details below. Contents Women’s History Today is our new style journal with updated typeface and additional sections. This is an open issue of the journal and includes articles […]

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Call for Proposals

(Deadline 29 July, 2022)  Next year, Women’s History Today (the Women’s History Network journal) is planning a special issue, concentrating on the nexus between women’s history and the Equality Act 2010. Taking the Act and its nine protected characteristics (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex […]

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