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

WHN Book Prize 2018

An annual £500 prize for a first book in women’s or gender history.

The Women’s History Network (UK) Book Prize is awarded for an author’s first single-authored monograph, which makes a significant contribution to women’s history or gender history.

Entries close on 31 March 2018 (for books published during 2017).

Criteria for eligibility are as follows:…

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: Publishing; writing; and as characters

Some of Virago’s Christmas present quotes have preceded this post.  The remainder will appear in March, Women’s History Month, where longer posts are to be supplemented by short comments and quotes. This pattern allows full publicity to the in depth posts as they deserve,  at the same time ensuring that March is treated as the special month it is for women’s history. Using the quotes has alerted me to the importance of writing about women’s publishing. Some stories about women’s publishing such as those below have been written:

Has Virago changed the publishing world’s attitudes towards women? by Kira Cochrane

Telling Her Story: Women’s History, Heritage and the Built Environment

TELLING HER STORY: WOMEN’S HISTORY, HERITAGE AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Monday 19th March 2018, 9:30am – 5:00pm

Tickets are available by calling our dedicated ticket sales team on +44(0) 370 333 1183
Tickets: £30 (a limited number of free tickets for students/ unwaged are available)*

‘Telling Her Story’ will bring together heritage professionals and academics to explore the diverse roles and experiences of women at historic sites. Whether in country houses or castles, women have played a pivotal role in shaping the built environment and in influencing the course of history. Yet, more often than not, their …

Virago Great Feminist Quotes – A Christmas Gift…cont.

Aldeburgh, Women and the Vote

I work at The Red House, the former home of Benjamin Britten, and we are organising a number of events for 2018—the first of which is to mark the anniversary of women getting the vote, at Aldeburgh Community Centre on Saturday 10 February. 

It’ll be a discussion afternoon, looking initially at the background to the Suffragette/Suffragist movement, then at some prominent local campaigners (Fawcett and Garrett Anderson); but we will also be discussing what the change in law meant to women in the area (or anywhere in the country) who weren’t eminent, wealthy, etc. The second half of the afternoon …

Virago Great Feminist Quotes – A Christmas Gift …cont.