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Curating the Female Self: 32nd WHN Annual Conference

Two pictures of femme-presenting individuals. The picture on the left is a drawing of Mary Cassat. The picture on the right is a black and white photograph of someone holding a mirror and smiling.

32nd Women’s History Network Annual Conference 

Hosted with the Bedford Centre for the History of Women and Gender at Royal Holloway University, 5-6 September 2024

Women’s History Network and the Bedford Centre for the History of Women and Gender look forward to welcoming you to Royal Holloway, University of London, which will be celebrating 175 years of scholarship in 2024. This will also be the Women’s History Network’s first in-person conference in five years. We hope you are as excited as we are to enjoy our time together!

Curating the Female Self 

One of the exciting developments in women’s history over the last few years is the explosion of different approaches to agency, empowerment and identity, as well scholarly attention to issues of intersectionality and context-specific identity-formation. Our 2024 conference aims to explore the creative potential of this diversity by encouraging papers from a wide variety of perspectives and disciplinary approaches.

The draft programme has now been published: WHN 2024 Programme

Registration is now open and may be booked here: Please note that accommodation must be booked separately – a link to do this is on the conference registration site.

If you have any questions about the conference please email:


A group of logos: Women's History Network logo (left); Royal Holloway University of London logo (middle); Women's History Network logo (right).

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