Women’s History

HOW MICHELLE OBAMA’S VISIT TO A LONDON SCHOOL HELPED BOOST STUDENTS’ GRADES

Something extraordinary happened to the pupils of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in London in 2009. Michelle Obama visited that April while in London with her husband for a G20 summit, then asked pupils from the school to meet

ROSA MANUS

Rosa Manus

 

 

This article is from an o.a. blog post from Arina Angerman. It has been lightly edited. WHN Admin.

 

a.o. thanks editors Myriam Everard and Francisca de Haan, Atria (Institute on Gender Equality and Women’s History) and publisher Brill for the opportunity to read this amazing collective biography of Essays, Pictures and Documents about Rosa Manus (1881-1942) The International Life and Legacy of a Jewish Dutch Feminist Leiden 2017. (Comment 1)

 

In this blog I focus on Rosa Manus as board member of International Alliance of Women. Rosa Manus was murdered by the Nazis …

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2018 YEARBOOK OF WOMEN’S HISTORY

Thank you to Arina Angermen for this information. WHN Admin.

 

Call for papers for the Yearbook of Women’s History (2018) [graag verspreiden / please distribute]

 

Building bodies: Gendered Sport and Transnational Movements

Guest editor: Marjet Derks

 

About the Yearbook

The Yearbook of Women’s History is a peer-reviewed academic annual covering all aspects of gender connected with historical research throughout the world. It has a respectable history in itself, reporting on issues concerning women and gender for 35 years. The Yearbook has addressed topics such as women and crime, women and war, and gender, ethnicity and (post)colonialism. Over …

Study finds women in gender-equal countries have better cognative skills

Study finds women in gender-equal countries have better cognitive skills – here’s how to understand it

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship: Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) and Hou Yifan (China). shutterstock.com

Let’s try you. Read the title above once, then cover it and write down word for word what you remember. Having difficulties? How

Abstracts from presentations for the 2017 WHN Conference

 

 

 

 

Caitriona Beaumont

 

‘Women and the Wider World: The National Council of Women of Great Britain, female activism and the international campaign for peace, 1918 to 1939’

 

In 1918 the National Union of Women Workers joined the International Council of Women (ICW) and changed its name to the National Council of Women of Great Britain and Ireland (NCW). Despite Martin Pugh’s assertion that the NCW ‘was too widely drawn to be really coherent’ (Pugh: 2000, p. 69) the contribution of the NCW to the women’s movement in twentieth century Britain has now been recognised (Beaumont: 2013). Acting