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Women’s History Network Book Prize 2021: Chair’s Report

  This year eight books were submitted for the Women’s History Network book prize. It was a wonderful set of entries: every book was of a high academic standard, every book was well researched, every book made an original contribution to women’s history. The judges – myself Paula Bartley, Prof Barbara Bush, Prof Krista Cowman, […]

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‘Witty above her sex’: Restoring Shakespeare’s Women to the Record

This weekend, over 400 years ago, Anne Hathaway married William Shakespeare.  This year, at last, Anne and her daughters Susanna and Judith were given their proper place in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. In the late nineteenth century, Virginia Woolf’s father Leslie Stephen began work on the Dictionary of National Biography.  Published quarterly between 1885 […]

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Disability, Dance, and an Oppressive Mobilisation of Looking, by Georgia Gardner

I have been careful to also engage with disabled scholars whose experiences of disablism differ from my own, recognising the diversity within the disabled community. The patriarchal conditions of classical ballet illustrate the convergence of the male and clinical gazes, facilitating the confluent invisibility and hypervisibility of disability. Necessitating the dancer be visually available, live […]

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WHN Book Prize 2022

The WHN is delighted to announce the annual WHN book prize, which awards £500 for an author’s first single-authored monograph in women’s or gender history. Entries close on 31 March 2022 (for books published from Jan 1st – Dec 31st 2021). Criteria for eligibility are as follows: The book must make a significant contribution to […]

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29th September: Women Art Workers and the Arts and Crafts Movement

Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 4pm (UK) Dr Zoe Thomas (Birmingham), Women Art Workers and the Arts and Crafts Movement Register for your place on the Zoom webinar: Join us for this exciting talk from the 2021 Women’s History Network Book Prize Winner, Dr Zoe Thomas.   In this talk Zoe Thomas will talk about […]


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8th December, Disability History Month: Uncovering Disability History, Gender Included

Join us for a special seminar to commemorate Disability History Month: Dr. Nancy Hansen, ‘Uncovering Disability History: Gender Included’! Wednesday, 8 December 2021 at 4pm GMT Register on Zoom here. ‘Uncovering Disability History: Gender Included’ Uncovering disability history is not straightforward. Examining the often overlooked spaces and places and moving beyond quantification and fixations with […]

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CfP: Mothers and Fathers in the Pre-Modern World, c.1000-1800

Mothers and Fathers in the Pre-Modern World, c.1000-1800: A hybrid conference at the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge and online on 23 April 2022 Parent-child relationships were a near ubiquitous feature of life in the past. However, historians often study them from child-centric perspectives, concentrating on bodily- and task-focused experiences such as feeding, educating, […]

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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