Winner Announced: WHN £1,000 Small Grant Award 2017

Strong applications for the above were received, the first year of the operation of the scheme.  After much discussion and consideration the judges decided to give the award to a group of Postgraduate Students at Hull University, namely Stormm Buxton-Hill, Alice Whiteoak, Elizabeth Rogers, Helen Manning and Sarah Shield for their proposal on ‘Women’s Negotiation of Space, 1500-1900’.  Many congratulations to them all.   The Postgraduate £1,000 Small Grant Scheme will be offered again in 2018 and we would like to encourage postgraduates in the UK to apply.  Further details can be found on the WHN website or by contacting the …

Security update and other changes for

The website has been updated to use the secure HTTPS protocol throughout the site to enhance the overall site security and to preserve members privacy when using the site.  In general you should not notice any changes to the way you use the site and all links to the site should automatically upgrade to https.

Further the member’s profile pages and publications database section of the site has been updated to give it a fresher look and make it easier to use.  We hope you like the new look!

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January IFRWH Newsletter

The latest IFRWH (International Federation for Research into Women’s History) Newsletter is now available to download here: IFRWH Newsletter Jan 2017


Women’s History Seminar: January – March 2017

Women’s History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street

IHR at 17.15 in Room N301 (Pollard Room) 

All are welcome

Friday, 20 January 2017: Charmian Mansell (Exeter)  Domestic service?  The experiences of female servants in early modern communities

    Service was a typical and defining experience for young women in early modern England.  Ann Kussmaul estimates that around 60 per cent of 15- to 24-year-olds were employed as servants, working in rural and urban, rich and poor households across the country in exchange for wages and bed and board.  Female service is typically studied in a …

Women’s History Scotland Essay Prize


For a new essay in Scottish women’s or gender history – deadline 19th December 2016

Women’s History Scotland awards a bi-annual prize of £100 for a new essay in the field of Scottish women’s and/or gender history.

The prize was established in 2002 to celebrate the work of Leah Leneman, one of the foremost historians of women in Scotland. A trailblazer for women’s history in Scotland, she produced innovative studies on the women’s suffrage movement, on women in medicine, and on sexuality and divorce in the early modern and modern periods.

Women’s History Scotland wishes to acknowledge the important …