Prizes

Unseen: Women in Policing in Devon and Cornwall by Pam Giles

Our first blog for November is from Pam Giles, a retired police inspector turned historian, who was a recipient of a WHN grant for independent researchers.

I have been fortunate to receive a grant from The Women’s History Network to undertake a study of the civilian women who worked in the Devon and Cornwall Police.

Reading previous blogs, it is evident that finding the actual material and archive is a common problem in relation to any women’s history research in any field.  I am hoping that as I set out on my research the material that I seek is there, …

Celebrating Black Women’s History: Prize Winners

The Women’s History Network wanted to challenge young researchers to get inspired by the diverse and rich histories of black women in Britain and to create a piece of art that reflects the history of either a group or an individual. We had some fantastic entries and we would like to thank and congratulate all students who took part.…

2019 WHN Community History Prize Winner

This year’s winner of the Community History Prize was the Glasgow Women’s Library which to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act developed an animated web resource highlighting the forgotten heroines who campaigned for women across the world to have the right to vote. 101 women were animated by animation students from six colleges across Scotland. The panel were very enthusiastic about the excellent and permanent resource for the centenary and the very moving and direct and a great showcase for local talent.…

WHN Book Prize Winner 2019

This year’s winner was Imaobong Umoren’s, Race Women Internationalists published by the University of California Press.

The panel thought Race Women Internationalists praised this  book about the history of race, global freedom struggles and transnational history looked at through the perspective of gender. They considered it was original in concept and that the research was breath-taking, ranging widely across geographical space.…

2018 WHN Schools Black History Month Competition

The Women’s History Network is launching a competition to encourage young people to get actively involved in celebrating black history. Black History Month is celebrated in October, but the Women’s History Network want to focus specifically on the history of black women. We want to challenge young researchers to get inspired by the diverse and rich histories of black women in Britain and to create a piece of art that reflects the history of either a group or an individual.

London based artist and ceramicist Freya Bramble-Carter – of the BBC’s Great Pottery Throw Down – will interpret the winning …