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…

WHN Conference 2018 – Programme and Booking Details

Conference Programme

Please download the programme – WHN Conference 2018 Programme 2.5.18

Booking Details

Conference website  http://www.port.ac.uk/centre-for-european-and-international-studies-research/events/womens-suffrage-2018/

WHN Members can now book the Early Bird 2 day package and non WHN members can now book either the Early Bird standard 2 days or 1 day rates.

Please note that for student/low income or postgraduate places you will not be able to book until your application has been assessed.  The deadline to submit a one A4 page application is Friday 11 May and these need to be sent to laurel.forster@port.ac.uk copied also to june.purvis@port.ac.uk

There is also the option to book …

WHN Schools History Prize 2018

Call For Papers: Women’s Suffrage, Politics and the Public Sphere (November 17 2018)

The University of Worcester’s annual Women’s History Conference seeks papers, including a keynote address, for this year’s event under the heading of: ‘Women’s Suffrage, Politics and the Public Sphere’. Send an abstract of 300 words to Dr Wendy Toon w.toon@worc.ac.uk by 31 August 2018.

On December 14th 1918, some women voted in a parliamentary election for the very first time in Britain; the following year the Sex Removal Disqualification Act paved the way for women to become Barristers and Justices of the Peace. In 1928 women gained equal citizenship after a campaign that had lasted nearly 100 years. Yet …

WOMEN AND PUBLISHING: FACTUAL ACOUNT AND A FICTIONAL REPRESENTATION

A recent novel I read, ‘The Wife’, by Meg Wolitzer, reminded me of this 2015 article. This post will be published in two parts. Part 1 is the excellent article by Marion Wynne-Davies which appears below. Part 2 will comprise a review of the novel. Robin Joyce

 Part 1

Women still need to fight for publishing deals and book prizes

 

June 5, 2015 3.12pm AEST

 

 

 

Author
1. Marion Wynne-Davies
Professor of English Literature, University of Surrey
Disclosure statement
Marion Wynne-Davies does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation …

Memorial Service for Women in Foreign Medical Missions in the Great War

This information is reprinted from the British Serb Magazine, this section of which was sent to WHN Blog by Zvezdana Popovic. She has been assiduous in keeping the WHN informed of these activities for which I am grateful. Robin Joyce

 

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR WOMEN IN FOREIGN MEDICAL MISSIONS IN THE GREAT WAR

March 15, 2018

Text by Zvezdana Popović, photos also by Nenad Obradović

Remembering the women who risked and sacrificed their lives in Serbia and the related fronts

Amongst the various centenary events that commemorate the Great War’s battles and war heroes, I was honoured and grateful to …

50 Fascinating Facts for Women’s History Month

 

The following Fascinating Facts for Women’s History Month were first published in the MastersDegree.net blog. Kristen Stewart provided the material to the WHN Blog.

MastersDegree.net

 

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March 1, 2018

History texts and classes are often dominated by male figures, yet women have played and continue to play a major role in the world’s economy, politics, culture and discoveries and deserve their fair share of recognition as well. March is Women’s History Month and there’s no better time to celebrate their contributions. Here are some fascinating facts about women’s history that will showcase some standouts, accomplishments, impacts …