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WHN CONFERENCE 2017

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in Zurich, from LSE Library’s collections, WILPF/22/1.

Womens History Network

Annual Conference, 2017

WOMEN AND THE WIDER WORLD

 

 

 

Friday 1 September and Saturday 2 September 2017

University of Birmingham

 

In September 2017, the University of Birmingham will be hosting the 26th annual Women’s History Network conference on the theme of Women and the Wider World.

Conference organised by Laura Beers (L.Beers@bham.ac.uk) and Zoe Thomas

 

Booking now open: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/historycultures/departments/history/events/2017/whn2017/registration.aspx

 

 

 

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WOMEN AND MONEY

WOMEN AND MONEY

George Campbell Gosling, University of Wolverhampton

 

The Almoner of Great Northern Hospital at Work

 

 

This is all about women’s historic relationship with money.

That thought didn’t occur to me until quite late in the day. I’d spent a decade researching Britain’s pre-NHS hospital systems. Over which time the introduction of patient payments into the voluntary hospitals, and the women who were brought in to administer them – the Lady Almoners, or medical social workers as they came to be known – had gradually moved themselves centre stage.

I was aware the male doctors and hospital …

WOMEN, LAW AND CULTURE Conformity, Contradiction and Conflict

Part 3 of the excerpt from Jocelynne A. Scutt’s Women, Law and Culture covers parts 2 and 3 of the contributions to the book. WHN Admin

PART II – SPACE & PLACE

Karen Buczynski-Lee addresses this question in culture and law, in relation to women’s identity and representation in film – as filmmakers. Taking an historical perspective she looks at newly developing technologies at the turn of the 19th into the 20th century, when women struggled for the vote and to stand for parliament or congress, whilst being classed by the law as non-persons, so disentitled to work …

Women, Law and Culture Conformity, Contradiction and Conflict

Part 2

This excerpt repeats a small section of the introductory  comments, before concentrating on the detailed information about the contributions in Women, Law and Culture edited by Jocelynne A. Scutt. The linking paragraphs and explanatory material introducing the sections appeared in Part 1. The remainder of the details about the contributions will be posted in Part 3. WHN Admin.

INTRODUCTION

Jocelynne A. Scutt

PART I – IDENTITY AND REPRESENTATION

Through time, women have struggled to establish themselves as human – as ‘equal’ to men – in law and culture. Today, does women’s sense of identity receive support and affirmation …

Women, Law and Culture Conformity, Contradiction and Conflict

Part 1

This excerpt from the introduction of Jocelynne A. Scutt’s Women, Law and Culture Conformity Contradiction and Conflict has been heavily edited to meet, as far as possible,  blog word count requirements. While the interconnecting pieces remain, description of the contributions have been omitted. The full details of each contribution will appear in  subsequent posts. The introduction also includes a bibliography, not published in the posts. WHN Admin.

INTRODUCTION

Jocelynne A. Scutt

Law and culture are intimately intertwined. Frequently (or even ultimately), laws are based on and in culture, and culture is influenced by law. Both play a major …