The WHN Annual Conference

WHN Annual Conference

CFP: Homes, Food and Farms

Women’s History Network Annual Conference Homes, Food and Farms *NEW DATE 15-16 January 2021* Venue – Denman College, New Rd, Marcham, Abingdon OX13 6NW. In recent years Women’s History has made a significant contribution to debates and explorations of histories of homes, families and domestic life. Women’s multiple and varied roles in the production, preparation […]

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Sexual Progressives: Reimagining Intimacy in Scotland, 1880-1914 by Dr Tanya Cheadle

In our latest great blog we hear from Dr Tanya Cheadle about her new monograph: Sexual Progressives: Reimagining Intimacy in Scotland, 1880-1914 In October 1890, the feminist freethinker Jane Hume Clapperton and maverick scientist Patrick Geddes walked together through the insalubrious wynds and closes of Edinburgh’s Old Town, having an argument about sex. Geddes believed […]

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Imagining Caribbean Womanhood: race, nation and beauty competitions, 1929-1970 by Dr Rochelle Rowe

In our latest fascinating blog we hear from Rochelle Rowe about her book Imagining Caribbean Womanhood: race, nation and beauty competitions, 1929-1970 I recently enjoyed the ‘feel-good’ movie Misbehaviour, which tells the story of feminist protests at the 1970 Miss World competition. One scene brings together the newly crowned Miss World, Grenada’s Jennifer Hosten, played […]

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Women’s History Network Corona Virus Hardship Fund: Second Call for Applicants

Women’s History Network Corona Virus Hardship Fund: Second Call for Applicants In the light of the clear demand, and evolving situation, the Women’s History Network steering committee has decided to release more funds for short-term hardship support. We will be making eight further awards comprising of a one-off payment of £400 to assist historians of […]

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Women’s History Network Conference: Date Change and New Call for Papers

Women’s History Network Annual Conference Homes, Food and Farms *NEW DATE 15-16 January 2021* Venue – Denman College, New Rd, Marcham, Abingdon OX13 6NW   In recent years Women’s History has made a significant contribution to debates and explorations of histories of homes, families and domestic life. Women’s multiple and varied roles in the production, preparation and […]

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Disruptions and continuities in gender roles and authority, 1450-1750: an Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Portsmouth, 29-30 June 2020 Keynote speaker: Professor Ann Hughes, Keele University Numerous sixteenth and seventeenth-century treatises and conduct books promoted patriarchal ideals of female submissiveness and male domination.  But in recent years, scholars have begun to question whether the stereotypical image of early modern women as ‘chaste, silent, and obedient’ before the unquestioned […]

Women's History Journal

Women's History Journal

Women’s History Autumn 2019

Women's History Autumn 2019 Front Cover

Special Issue: Nursing The Autumn 2019 special nursing 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. Contents Frances Cadd on “‘The March of the Masked Nurses’: Remaking Nursing’s Tradition of Vocation through Public Protest in 1930s Britain”, 4 […]

Women's History Journal

Women’s History Summer 2019 – Special Issue: Gardening

Women's History, Issue 13, Summer 2019

Special Issue: Gardening The Summer 2019 special gardening issue of Women’s History is available now. The digital version of this edition is available free to all members – see details below. Contents Andrew Hann on ‘A tale of two advisors: Jemima, Marchioness Grey and the improvement of the gardens at Wrest Park in the mid-18th […]

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