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…

Schools History Prize Winner

The Steering Committee are delighted to announce the winner of the #PressforProgress Schools’ HistoryPrize. The winning entry, submitted by Oaklands School, was a thought-provoking project that connects the past to the present and reminds us all that the fight for individual rights goes on. The project is entitled ‘Yarl’s Wood Hunger Strike’ and tutor Nathanael Arnott-Davies , explained the significance of the project:

The wining display

‘As part of the importance of making feminism and women’s history relevant to all types of women and people in the 21st century, drawing comparisons between the Suffragettes and the Hunger strikers…in particular…was

PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR WHN

Women’s History Network (WHN) is a registered charity.  We understand how important your privacy is.   We take every step to ensure that any and all information you provide to us in the course of visiting our website remains confidential.

We welcome the new Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which is committed to protecting your privacy and any information that is held about you will accord with the GDPR and the Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.

We will never sell your information or share it with anyone else, unless as agreed by you.

If you are happy for us to keep in touch …

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 …

WOMEN IN INDUSTRY

 

Jennifer Heskey

Looking For Inspiration? Here Are Three Top British Women In Industry

Women’s rights in the UK have come on leaps and bounds over the years. As the BBC reports, just a century or two ago women’s work was almost always low-paid and menial, with many women unable to rise above the level of domestic servant when it came to their professional life. Things have moved on substantially since then: legal provisions like the Equality Act 2010 mean that discrimination is now mostly outlawed, for example, while the 20th century saw some women enjoy a meteoric rise

BRITISH WOMEN FIGHT FOR THE VOTE IN ‘STAND WE AT LAST’ AND ‘THINGS A BRIGHT GIRL CAN DO’

Abstract of paper to be given at the Annual WHN Conference 2018. Unfortunately I was prevented  approaching all the marvellous presenters of papers to be given at the WHN Annual Conference (Privacy Considerations). I appealed to presenters through the blog for abstracts but have received none. If anyone reading this post is encouraged to send an abstract, it would be very welcome.For the past few years this has been a great source of material for the WHN Blog, and an important introduction to the papers to be given at the conference. I’d like to thank once more the people who …

Riding History: 3 Women Who Changed the Face of Motorcycling

 

 

The paragraphs below introduce an article that appears in full at Riding History: 3 Women Who Changed the Face of Motorcycling.

Thank you to Terence Gordon, Editor of the Consumers Advocate, who sent the information and approved publication of the introductory paragraphs for the WHN blog. The article in full makes interesting reading, and there are additional photographs, which are excellent reminders of women’s motorcycling activities

Riding History: 3 Women Who Changed the Face of Motorcycling

 

Jim Trumm Jun 25, 2018

 

Take a minute and picture a motorcyclist.
Maybe you conjured a long-haired outlaw like Jax …

EMILY BRONTE AT 200: WUTHERING HEIGHTS

 

 

Sir Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon in the 1939 film Wuthering Heights. WikimediaThough she is famed as one of England’s greatest writers, Emily Brontë – whose

Apology

I apologise for the lack of our usual Sunday post. Unfortunately, my computer needed major repairs and has only now been returned. The posts will continue each Sunday until I relinquish my position as Blog Administrator at the Annual General meeting to be held at the WHN Annual Conference in August.…