British Women Documentary Makers 1935 – 55 symposium registration open

We are delighted to announce that registrations are now open for the symposium,

British Women Documentary Film-Makers, 1930 – 1955, at the London School of Economics on Friday 5 April 2019.

As the work of film-makers including Jill Craigie, Kay Mander and Marion Grierson testify, women played a significant part in the early decades of British documentary and informational filmmaking. Women were a vital part of the war effort and this was apparent in the films made by the Ministry of Information as well as newsreels, documentaries and dramas. Women also worked behind the camera as directors, editors and scriptwriters …

Symposium: Christiana Herringham and her Circle

2 March 2019, 09.45-16.30
A one-day symposium, organised by Dr Laura MacCulloch and Michaela Jones and supported by the Art Fund
Royal Holloway, University of London
Free (lunch provided)

Christiana Herringham was a significant figure in the British art world at the turn of twentieth century. In addition to being an artist, she co-founded the Art Fund, wrote articles for the newly established The Burlington Magazine, headed up the tempera revival and championed Indian art, and campaigned for women’s suffrage. Her professional and personal circle was as wide as her many interests, and included Annie Swynnerton, Roger Fry, William Rothenstein …

Histories of Women in Agriculture and Rural Life

West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network Annual Conference 2019

Saturday 29th June 2019, 10am – 5pm
Community Centre Abergavenny.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Nicola Verdon, author of Rural Women Workers in 19th century England will give an overview of work in this area with special reference to women and agriculture in the First World War.


We invite papers on any aspect of the history of women in agriculture and rural life.  Topics could include:

  • Farming
  • The Women’s Land Army
  • Industrial employment in rural communities
  • Family Life
  • Allotments
  • Women’s Institutes
  • Protest
  • Women farmers and agricultural

CfP for a Panel on Women’s History and Business History

From 29 to 31 August 2019 the Annual Congress of the European Business History Association will be held at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam:


The focus of the association is not so much on comparative statistical economics, but more on the historical development and context of business, the institutional framework in which business develops, and the human factor in business development.

I aim to put together a panel on women’s history. The topic is still to be decided, but it would be nice to focus on direct female economic agency – such as women as managers or business owners, …

Homes fit for Heroines ?

Homes fit for Heroines ? 

A conference organized by the Women’s History Network: Midlands Region, University of Worcester, Avoncroft Museum and the Voices of War and Peace WWI Engagement Centre.

On Saturday 16 March, 2019 at Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings,  Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Midlands B60 4JR.

In 1918, the day after the armistice the Prime Minister Lloyd George promised ‘homes fit for heroes’ would be built for the returning soldiers. But behind this slogan lie many controversies: who would provide these homes, who would decide what a ‘fit’ home was and would they be suitable working environments for women …