Women and Slavery: Agency and Constraint in the Slaveholding South

Women and Slavery: Agency and Constraint in the Slaveholding South

Saturday 19th January 2019, 9.30am-5pm

Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University

This one-day conference explores the varied experiences of southern women in the nineteenth century slaveholding south. Key themes include Sex, Violence and Female Agency in the lives of enslaved and white women; and the memory of light-skinned enslaved women who spoke in the WPA narratives as ‘passing’ as white. Another key theme will investigate Gender, Parenthood and Slavery in its varied forms, and it will examine the relationship between enslaved children and their ‘white’ slaveholding mistress, affective ties between …

Women & Power: Redressing the Balance

Conference Call for Papers
Women & Power: Redressing the Balance

University of Oxford, 6-7th March, 2019

Throughout 2018 the National Trust is running a programme of public events, exhibitions and new interpretation to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act which granted some women the right to vote in British parliamentary elections for the first time. We are one of many heritage, cultural and academic institutions marking this anniversary.
Many of the programmes, exhibitions and events responding to the centenary this year are not only exploring the stories of 100 years ago but openly questioning the representation …

Women’s History Seminars

Institute of Historical Research
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street

All are welcome.  No need to book.

All seminars at 17.15, IHR Room N301 (Third Floor, Pollard Room) (unless stated otherwise)

28 September 2018

Louise Ryan (Sheffield) The Irish Votes for Women Movement and the tricky relationship with British Suffragists

While there was much that united Irish and British suffragists, not least their shared campaign for the vote from the Westminster parliament, it would be wrong to underestimate the important differences between these two movements.  British women were fighting for enfranchisement from their own parliament, even though the government …

Call For Papers: Women’s Suffrage, Politics and the Public Sphere (November 17 2018)

The University of Worcester’s annual Women’s History Conference seeks papers, including a keynote address, for this year’s event under the heading of: ‘Women’s Suffrage, Politics and the Public Sphere’. Send an abstract of 300 words to Dr Wendy Toon by 31 August 2018.

On December 14th 1918, some women voted in a parliamentary election for the very first time in Britain; the following year the Sex Removal Disqualification Act paved the way for women to become Barristers and Justices of the Peace. In 1928 women gained equal citizenship after a campaign that had lasted nearly 100 years. Yet …

WHN Conference 2018 – Programme and Booking Details

Conference Programme

Please download the programme – WHN Conference 2018 Programme 2.5.18

Booking Details

Conference website

WHN Members can now book the Early Bird 2 day package and non WHN members can now book either the Early Bird standard 2 days or 1 day rates.

Please note that for student/low income or postgraduate places you will not be able to book until your application has been assessed.  The deadline to submit a one A4 page application is Friday 11 May and these need to be sent to copied also to

There is also the option to book …