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Women’s History Network Annual Conference: ‘Women and Migration’, 1 and 2 September 2023

image via State Library of New South Wales The theme of this year’s conference is around the history of migration, and specifically the detrimental impact the gendered nature of it has had on women. The conference will seek to bring women’s voices to the forefront, and examine and highlight their migratory experiences, both nationally and […]

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Lady Constance Lytton: 1869-1923 – Lyndsey Jenkins

22 May 1923 marks one hundred years since the death of Lady Constance Lytton, militant suffragette. She is most often remembered for the events of January 1910, when she disguised herself as a working-class activist, consciously making herself as ugly and ridiculous as possible, and, as ‘Jane Warton’ was arrested for throwing stones at the […]

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WHN MA Prize for 2021/22

The Women’s History Network is offering one £250 prize for a Masters dissertation on any aspect of women’s or gender history (though substantially focused on women) written during the 2021-2022 academic year. We welcome research on any period and place: the sky’s the limit! We would, however, be particularly keen to receive entries on topics […]

Schools History Prize

WHN Schools History Prize 2023

March is Women’s History Month and the Schools’ Prize provides a fantastic opportunity for students to become immersed in ‘doing’ history. This year we would like to invite students to create a poster which illustrates The poster, can be created in any medium or style (painting, drawing, CGI, collage, etc). It can be from any […]


Events, Seminars, Women's History Month

7th June 2023: Women’s History Month (Rescheduled from March) – Women’s Embodied Lives in Letters: Britain, 1680-1820

Don’t miss our rescheduled Women’s History Month Special Seminar featuring Professor Karen Harvey, who will be sharing her research in a paper titled ‘Women’s Embodied Lives in Letters: Britain, 1680-1820’! Wednesday, 7 June 2023, at 4pm BST/GMT+1 Sign-up now for our online-only Zoom seminar here. Women’s Embodied Lives in Letters: Britain, 1680-1820 Eighteenth-century letters – […]

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17th May 2023: AAPI Heritage Month Special Seminar – Gender, Labour, and Colonial Violence: Stories from German New Guinea

Join us for our inaugural AAPI Heritage Month special lunchtime seminar! Dr. Emma Thomas (University of New South Wales) will share her paper on ‘Gender, Labour, and Colonial Violence: Stories from German New Guinea’. Wednesday, 17th May 2023, 12pm BST/GMT+1 Sign up on Zoom here. Gender, Labour, and Colonial Violence: Stories from German New Guinea […]

Women's History Journal

Women's History Journal

Women’s History Today – Spring 2023 Issue

The Spring 2023 issue of Women’s History Today is now available for purchase or downoad. This open issue of Women’s History Today brings together scholarship, as well as a selection of feature articles, that explore a range of issues from a working women’s summer school in the early 20th centurty to a look at women in […]

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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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