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Things to do during Women’s History Month

Are you looking for something to do this Women’s History Month? Well, look no further as here are a list of activities to suit every budget!

  • Celebrate Women’s History with Tower Hamlets Council: ‘A diverse range of events including talks, documentaries, exhibitions and health and wellbeing days will celebrate women’s contributions to society and focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment as the council joins community groups to mark International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month 2019.The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 on 8 March is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”’.
  • Women of London:

Queering recognition: Exploring ‘corrective rape’ and black lesbian sexuality in a local and transnational context, By Dr. Nadine Lake

The post-apartheid political and social landscape has provided researchers, scholars and readers with an opportunity to reconceptualise the LGBTQ+ category in public culture. My PhD titled ‘Corrective rape and black lesbian sexualities in contemporary South African cultural texts’ (2017) explored the category ‘black lesbian’ through mainstream and counter-discourses identified in South African print media (2003-2014), literature, and visual activism. ‘Corrective rape’, i.e. the rape of lesbian women by heterosexual men to ‘correct’ or ‘cure’ lesbian sexuality, emerged as a prominent concern in South Africa in 2003. The Independent on Saturday[1] newspaper reported on the staggering number of lesbians …

Research in Progress Postgraduate Workshop – Histories of Gender, University of Reading, 24 October 2018

A report from the post-graduates students who were awarded a grant by the WHN in 2018.

The University of Reading’s History Department hosted its inaugural postgraduate workshop under the recently launched Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster. The theme of the workshop was deliberately broad, inviting papers that were not limited by any specific historical period or global region; the premise of the workshop was to provide a platform for researchers of a variety of topics to engage with each other by a universal approach.…

Songs of Suffrage: a concert of music and readings, 1900-1930

‘Songs of Suffrage: a concert of music and readings, 1900-1930

A concert featuring women composers active during the suffrage campaign, 7pm, Thursday 1 November 2018, Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, University of London.

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Come and hear ‘Songs of Suffrage: an evening of music & readings, 1900-1930’, featuring the work of three early 20th-century women composers and suffrage campaigners: Ethel Smyth (1858–1944), Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979) and Dorothy Howell (1898-1982).

The concert features a movement from Dorothy Howell’s string quartet—last performed at the Wigmore Hall, London in 1920, after which part of the score was lost. Now rediscovered and …

‘We are our own Liberators’, Film Screening, University of Nottingham.

‘We are our own Liberators’

Friday 19 October, 6-8pm, A40, Sir Clive Granger Building, University of Nottingham.

‘We are our own Liberators’ uncovers the hidden history of the Black Liberation Front. Formed in 1971 by former members of the Black Panther Movement in Britain, the BLF campaigned against police racism and promoted black history and culture amongst black communities in Britain.

Documentary screening followed by Q&A with guest speaker, filmmaker Amelia Francis, Young Historians Project

Free but please register: https://blackliberationfront.eventbrite.co.uk

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