Women’s History

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The Movement for the Ordination of Women (MOW) operated between 1979 and 1994 with the primary purpose of campaigning for women to become priests in the Church of England. They wanted a fully shared ministry of men and women in the Church of England. Some even wanted MOW to explore the opportunity to create new patterns of liturgy, perhaps new forms of a Christian Community.
In 1979, membership was around 100 which increased to 10,000 supporters by 1992. They were women and men, lay and ordained, Anglican and other denominations, from the UK and abroad. They supported the cause …

House of Lords Seminar : WWAFE 2017 Seminar Series

House of Lords
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WWAFE 2017 SEMINAR SERIES

ENORMOUS CHANGES AT THE LAST MINUTE – WOMEN, TRUMP & BREXIT

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

 

 

 

 

 

Baroness Margaret Prosser chairs our June seminar in the 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

OUT OF SITE, OUT OF MIND – THE WOMEN OF THE VENTILATOR

Amy Galvin’s  post first appeared in March. However, with the House of Lords seminar to be advertised in the next post it seems relevant to remind readers of women’s past in the UK Houses of Parliament. The women about whom Amy Galvin writes were indeed ‘out of site, out of mind’. Not so the women who will be speaking at the seminar and overwhelmingly forming the audience, on June 14th, 2017. Thank you again, Amy, for  this contribution that demonstrates the importance of women’s presence, not only as participants in the parliamentary process but as audiences, seminar participants and speakers. …

Arcangela Tarabotti, Elena Cassandra: A Feminist Venetian Republic Nun

This entry has been slightly edited. WHN Admin.

Silvia Speranza Geltrude Palandri

 

Silvia Speranza Geltrude Palandri

Arcangela Tarabotti, Elena Cassandra, was a nun in the Venetian Republic. At that time, Venice was a cultural centre around which gravitated prestigious figures from other parts of Italy and of Europe. However, the atmosphere was still deeply misogynist.

The lash of secular feeling of the Enlightenment endured throughout the seventeenth century. Appeals were still made to the Holy Scriptures and to the Gospels through which women were denied an active role in society beyond that of devoted wife and caring mother. These

NORTH AMERICAN WOMEN AND WORLD WAR ONE

‘Yeomen (F)’, Group photograph, with a large U.S. flag, taken at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, 30 October 1918. Some of them are wearing USS Southery hat bands. Other hat bands read U.S. Navy and U.S. Naval Reserve. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph, NH 53175.

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

North American Women and World War One

 

Saturday, 4 November 2017

University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ

 

The University of Worcester’s annual Women’s History Conference seeks papers for this year’s event under the heading of: ‘North American Women and World War One’

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