Conferences

Women’s Suffrage and Political Activism: Cambridge, February 2018

A conference to commemorate the Centenary of the 1918 Reform Act

Saturday February 3rd 2018, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

For many British and Irish suffragists the vote was essential to obtaining justice for working women, peace and wider social reform. Yet in practice, working relationships between suffragists, peace activists and socialists were often troubled. This conference explores the ideas, strategies and controversies relating to the women’s movement in the years leading up to the 1918 Reform Act and its aftermath. We welcome contributions on individual suffragists and suffrage groups in Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales. We invite abstracts on attitudes …

Women’s Studies Group: 1558-1837 (London): Speaker Sessions 2017-18

2017-18 SPEAKER SESSIONS. All meetings at the Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ.

We will be allowed into the room at 12.30 pm., to give us time to sort out paperwork and technology, but sessions will run from 1.00-4.00 pm. So please arrive a little early if you can.

Saturday September 23, 2017

Charmian Mansell: Female servants in the early modern community: space, place and identity.

Christina Paine: Crises of Celebrity (on Angelica Catalani and her experience as a highly successful female immigrant singer in London, between 1806 and 1814).

Emma Clery: Jane Austen on Money.…

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’

The United States entered

VOICES OF WOMEN IN THE GREAT WAR AND ITS AFTERMATH

CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS

Voices of Women in the Great War and its Aftermath

 

Taking place at The Black Country Living Museum, 2 Tipton Rd, Dudley DY1 4SQ on 13-14 April 2018

 

Although the Great War is often seen as a time of change, offering new opportunities for women and culminating in 1918 in the extension of the franchise to many, the conflict was not experienced in the same way by all.  Class, region, age and marital status all shaped women’s lives during the war and after.

Working opportunities on the land, in munitions, clerical work, transport services …

Stories from the Birthing Room

London Renaissance Seminar

Stories from the birthing room

 

Thursday 18 May 3pm-8.30pm
Room G04,
Birkbeck College School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, WC1

 

What happened in the early modern birthing room? Though the scene of birth is often understood as secret, a surprising number of texts tell us its story. Exploring material from Mary Tudor and Jane Seymour to the plays of Margaret Cavendish and the testimony of vagrant women, this event involves a seminar and a performed reading.

 

3pm-5pm Seminar.

Leah Astbury, ‘Preparing for delivery in seventeenth-century England’

Isabel Davis, ‘A birthing room but no birth’

Adrian Wilson, ‘A …