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



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 …



WWAFE 2018 House of Commons seminar series – 100 years of (some) women’s suffrage


How did we get there, what have we done since & what does it mean today – A seminar series on women’s rights, challenges, perspectives, hopes and empowerment

Fiona Onasanya, MP, WWAFE Patron, chairs our 2018 series: 100 Years of (Some) Women’s Suffrage. Chair Dr Jocelynne A. Scutt, Cttee Members Ahlam Akram, Kim Bacchus, Anita Maxatazo and Dr Robin Joyce continue WWAFE founder Elizabeth Sidney’s work and thank Baroness Joyce Gould for her magnificent patronage and chairing of WWAFE House of Lords seminars from

Abstracts from the forthcoming WHN Conference

Unfortunately information about the publication of abstracts in the advertisement that I posted about the Women’s History Network Conference has had to be changed.

Publication of abstracts will not take place this year because of concerns about the new privacy conditions. Although no abstract was published in the past without permission from the author, gaining that permission necessitated the Blog Administrator having access to emails. This is no longer possible.

I shall publish the abstract from my proposed presentation closer to the conference. If anyone else would like to do so, could you approach me through the blog address.

I …