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…

‘We are our own Liberators’, Film Screening, University of Nottingham.

‘We are our own Liberators’

Friday 19 October, 6-8pm, A40, Sir Clive Granger Building, University of Nottingham.

‘We are our own Liberators’ uncovers the hidden history of the Black Liberation Front. Formed in 1971 by former members of the Black Panther Movement in Britain, the BLF campaigned against police racism and promoted black history and culture amongst black communities in Britain.

Documentary screening followed by Q&A with guest speaker, filmmaker Amelia Francis, Young Historians Project

Free but please register: https://blackliberationfront.eventbrite.co.uk

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Sappho to Suffrage: Women who Dared by Professor Senia Paseta

I have spent a good proportion of the last two years curating Sappho to Suffrage: Women who Dared. This exhibition in the Weston Library, at the Bodelian, Oxford, highlights items from the Bodleian’s holdings which were made, written, owned or commissioned by women. As the Bodleian holds more than 13 million items from across the ages and the globe, one might think that the chief difficulty in curating such an exhibition would be ruling items out rather than in. In fact, I visited a number of departments which could offer me very few (and even in some cases no) suggestions …

Women and Slavery: Agency and Constraint in the Slaveholding South

Women and Slavery: Agency and Constraint in the Slaveholding South

Saturday 19th January 2019, 9.30am-5pm

Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University

This one-day conference explores the varied experiences of southern women in the nineteenth century slaveholding south. Key themes include Sex, Violence and Female Agency in the lives of enslaved and white women; and the memory of light-skinned enslaved women who spoke in the WPA narratives as ‘passing’ as white. Another key theme will investigate Gender, Parenthood and Slavery in its varied forms, and it will examine the relationship between enslaved children and their ‘white’ slaveholding mistress, affective ties between …

Miss Bebb V Law Society Conference & Play Reading

The Disappearance of Miss Bebb
A conference on the future of women in the Law and a celebrity reading of Alex Giles’ play inspired
by the case of Bebb v. The Law Society.
From 1pm
Sun 21st Oct 2018
University of Birmingham
£60 Combined ticket
£40 Play reading only
Concessions available
Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk

MissBebb conference.Press-Release

2018 Community History Prize Winner

2018 Community Prize WinnerThis year’s winner of the Community History Prize was the Royal College of Nursing with their project on: Service Scrapbooks: Nursing, Storytelling and the First World War.  A team of 32 volunteer nurses worked with the RCN Library and Archives team to make the stories of 10 First World War nurses available to a public audience for the first time. They scanned and transcribed 976 scrapbook pages from the archives, using them to recreate these nurses’ lives online.

2018 community prize winnersEverything about the project delighted the judging panel. They were pleased to see the group working with retired and practicing nurses who …