Conferences

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 …

Meeting on Women in the History of Natural Sciences

The Society for the History of Natural History will hold a conference on Women in the History of Natural Sciences on 15th and 16th June 2017 on the Ambleside campus of the University of Cumbria and the Freshwater Biological Association, Far Sawrey. Further information is available, together with registration information and an outline programme at http://shnh.org.uk/news/cfp-women-history-natural-science-june-2017/

This event will focus on the lesser know women in the history of natural sciences, whether as virtuosi amateurs or pioneering professionals.

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The Fruitful Body: Gender and Image

Annual Workshop of the Women’s Studies Group, 1558–1837
The Fruitful Body: Gender and Image

The Foundling Museum, London, 6 May 2017

The Women’s Studies Group, 1558–1837 annual workshop takes place every spring at The Foundling Museum in London. A distinguished invited speaker provides the keynote in the morning, followed by discussion and lunch; in the afternoon, participants each give a 5-minute presentation on a subject relevant to the theme of the keynote, followed by discussion. Previous speakers have included Jacqueline Labbe of the University of Sheffield and Laura Gowing of King’s College London. This year’s speaker is Karen Hearn of …