Women’s Protest And Activism Seminar

Women’s Protest And Activism Seminar

Fri 10 Nov 2017

10.30am – 4.30pm | 18+

 Price: £10

Location: mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Sales & Information: 0121 446 3232

Booking Info: https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/womens-protest-and-activism-seminar



In response to the themes inherent with Sally Payen’s exhibition, The Fence And The Shadow, join the artist, curator Mandy Fowler, art and social historians and organisations campaigning for women’s rights and equality in a one-day symposium to discuss the broad-based area of women’s protest and activism and its continued relevance today.


Professor Lynda Morris – The Legacy of Women


Something extraordinary happened to the pupils of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in London in 2009. Michelle Obama visited that April while in London with her husband for a G20 summit, then asked pupils from the school to meet

Abstracts from presentations for the 2017 WHN Conference





Caitriona Beaumont


‘Women and the Wider World: The National Council of Women of Great Britain, female activism and the international campaign for peace, 1918 to 1939’


In 1918 the National Union of Women Workers joined the International Council of Women (ICW) and changed its name to the National Council of Women of Great Britain and Ireland (NCW). Despite Martin Pugh’s assertion that the NCW ‘was too widely drawn to be really coherent’ (Pugh: 2000, p. 69) the contribution of the NCW to the women’s movement in twentieth century Britain has now been recognised (Beaumont: 2013). Acting

Abstracts from presentations to be given at the 2017 WHN Conference

Geraldine Perriam


Women and the Wider World – Paper Proposal

From London Docks to Leningrad: The Provincial Lady travels to Russia



E.M. Delafield is best known for her fiction, particularly the Diary of a Provincial Lady series.  In 1937, Delafield published a work of non-fiction: Straw Without Bricks (Macmillan, London), an account of her travels to, and in, the newly-formed USSR and her work in a commune, among other things.  Delafield’s alter ego, the Provincial Lady, wrote primarily about domestic life in a rural community.  Despite having some mobility, the Provincial Lady was essentially a character embedded in domestic life.

Abstracts from the papers to be presented at the 2017 WHN Conference

Some abstracts from the papers to be presented at the 2017 WHN Conference appear below. Further abstracts will be posted.



Carol Coles 

Independent researcher

What Hilda did next


In this paper I will be considering the post War lives of the women who served with the Stobart Unit between April and December 1915, for many of whom this was only one period of their War Service. What did the end of the War mean for these women who had developed and enhanced their professional skills in the remote regions of southern and eastern Europe ? The increasing