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Women’s History Network Annual Conference: ‘Addressing the Nation’ 2 & 3 September 2022

Women’s History Network Annual Conference: ‘Addressing the Nation’ 2 & 3 September 2022 (Online via Zoom, Free to attend) Autumn 2022 marks the centenary of the BBC. From almost the very start, women worked in many capacities including behind the scenes, making programmes and speaking on air. This conference will explore how women across the […]

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Wales’s Forgotten Pioneering Women Police Officers

2015 marked the centenary of the International Association of Women Police (IAWP), a professional network who celebrated at their conference in Cardiff, Wales that year. It was also the centenary of Edith Smith being sworn in as a constable in Grantham, Lincolnshire. She was England and the United Kingdom’s first warranted woman police officer. At […]

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Disability and the Perpetually Unwell Woman in Late Victorian Medical Literature – by Lucy McCormick

‘Perfect health is a blessing to all, but it means even more to women than men.’[1] Eminent Victorian doctor Thomas Smith Clouston’s statement implied that women’s health limited them in a way that did not apply to men — a trope which reverberated throughout late nineteenth-century medical literature. Medical literature depicted womanhood as a perpetual […]

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WHN Independent Researchers for 2022/23

The Women’s History Network is delighted to announce four new Independent Researcher grants for the 2022/23 academic year. The grants provide financial support to those working on women’s history outside of academia. This year we are very pleased to be supporting three very different projects: Amanda Allan Amanda is researching the life of an English […]

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SHAW ONLINE SEMINAR:Hélène Charlery (Toulouse), “Race, Gender and Biopics: Reclaiming Genres and the Historical”.

Please join us for the next Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW) seminar paper online via Zoom on Tuesday 7th February 2023, 6-7pm. We are excited to host Hélène Charlery (Toulouse), “Race, Gender and Biopics: Reclaiming Genres and the Historical”. Sign up via the IHR website for free:   https://www.history.ac.uk/events/race-gender-and-biopics-reclaiming-genres-and-historical

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SHAW ONLINE SEMINAR: Fiona de Londras (Birmingham Law School), ‘The Patterns and Purposes of Anti-Abortion Legal Experimentalism’.

The Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW) next online seminar: Tuesday 17 January 2023, 6-7pm. Fiona de Londras (Birmingham Law School), ‘The Patterns and Purposes of Anti-Abortion Legal Experimentalism’. Abstract: US-based anti-abortion activists have long centred ‘legal experimentalism’ within their practices. In this context, legal experimentalism can be understood as processes […]

Women's History Journal

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Women’s History Today – Call for Papers for Autumn 2023

The 2022 Platinum Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth, as well as her state funeral, highlighted the importance of commemoration in the life of a nation. For Britain, these two instances of commemoration were focused on female representations of nationhood. Women’s History Today invites contributions to the topic of Women and Commemoration. We welcome articles on the […]

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Women’s History Today Autumn 2022 – Broadcasting Special Issue

The Autumn 2022 issue of Women’s History Today – Broadcasting Special Issue is now available for purchase or downoad. This special issue of Women’s History Today is a ‘Broadcasting’ special. As you are likely to have seen, heard or read, this autumn marks the centenary of the BBC, which was established as the British Broadcasting […]

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