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Conference Report: Historians of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland (H-WRBI) 2017 Annual Conference

 

CONFERENCE REPORT: HISTORIANS OF WOMEN RELIGIOUS OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND (H-WRBI) 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Bridget Harrison and Alison More

The annual History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland conference was organised by the H-WRBI (historyofwomenreligious.org) and was held at University College, Dublin over the 8th and 9th of June 2017. Day one of the conference boasted a wide array of panels organised thematically. A  Papers covered several historical eras, from the medieval period to the recent past.   Questions were taken immediately after each paper, enabling audience members to travel between concurrent panels.   After a short introduction …

Women’s Organisation in Western Australia in the 1890s

Robin Joyce

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We are enthroned in the hearts of men; that is why men use us and pay us half the wages, but we don’t want to be enthroned in men’s hearts under these conditions.

 

A woman speaking in the 2000s?

It is Jean Beadle, Labor activist speaking in 1909.

The only reason we know it is not a feminist in 2000 is because of the phraseology. However, these sentiments enunciated by Jean Beadle in 1909 still resonate. Their history lies in the organisation of women in Western Australia in the 1890s in fighting for the vote …

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 …