Women’s History Network Community History Prize 2017

Women’s History Network Community History Prize 2017

The Women’s History Network is a national association and charity for the promotion of women’s history and the encouragement of women and men interested in women’s history. Established in 1991, the network reaches out to welcome people from any background who share a passion for women’s history.

This annual prize of £500 is awarded to the team behind a Community History Project by, about, or for women in a particular locale or community which has been completed between the 1 January 2016 and 31 May 2017.  It has been sponsored by The History

A treasure revealed: Mme de Graffigny’s correspondence finally published after 250 years

Thank you to Pippa Faucheux , Publishing Manager Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford ( for permission to publish this article from the Voltaire Foundation Blog. The foundation’s blog for International Women’s Day 2017 will also be published during March. WHN Admin.

Françoise de Graffigny

Françoise de Graffigny by Pierre-Augustin Clavareau. Lunéville, musée du château des Lumières. Photo: T. Franz, Conseil départemental 54.

On International Women’s Day, join us in celebrating the publication next month of the final volume of letters of pioneering writer and salon hostess, Madame de Graffigny. It will mark the completion of

A Shock, An Event, An Outcome – Women Taking Life On-Board

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Further information :

WWAFE Seminar 1 – Wednesday March 15

Cttee Rm 1 House of Lords, 5.30pm for 6pm-8pm


What about women? Do these ‘world’ changes impact on our action, our hopes, our intentions, our future and if so how? What about changes occurring directly in our own lives – what are they, how have they impacted, have they taken us in directions we never contemplated? What action have we taken to address the shocks, the sudden opportunities, the epiphanies? How can we make the best of change and changes, whether ‘out there’ …


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A seminar series on women’s rights, challenges, perspectives, hopes and empowerment


Baroness Joyce Gould, WWAFE Patron, chairs our 2017 series: Enormous Changes at the Last Minute – Women, Trump & Brexit. WWAFE – Chair Dr Jocelynne A. Scutt, Cttee Members Ahlam Akram, Dinner Event Organiser, Ian Beckerton, Treasurer & Administrator, continue WWAFE founder Elizabeth Sidney’s work with fundraising dinners, participation in UN CSW, and our House of Lords annual seminar series.


Enormous Changes at the Last Minute is the title of short story …

Laura Bullion, 1876 – 1961 and Pearl Hart, c1871- unknown

Sophie Munro

Laura Bullion, 1876 – 1961


Laura Bullion’s mug shot, taken in 1893 by the Pinkerton National Detective Agency.
Photo supplied by Sophie Munro

Laura was born in Texas in 1876 to a Native American father Henry Bullion and German mother Fredy Byler. Her father was an outlaw and acquainted with William Carver and Ben Kilpatrick of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch, whom Laura met when she was 13 years old.

At 15 years old she became romantically involved with Carver and began working as a prostitute at Madame Fannie Porter’s brothel in San Antonio. Laura was nicknamed “Della …