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Would you like to become more involved in helping to run the WHN

We are looking for people to join the Women’s History Network Steering Committee and to take on the following roles: 1.     Diversity officer 2.     School liaison 3.     Community group liaison 4.     Online seminar organiser 5.     Journal/Newsletter assistant The WHN enjoys a very diverse membership which we very much want to reflect in the members of the steering committee, and we would encourage anyone interested in being part of […]

Blog, Book Announcements

Looking Past Protest by Professor Koritha Mitchell

“Do you really want to argue that Black-authored plays about lynching aren’t protest plays?” This question took many forms over the five or so years I worked on revisions of my first book Living with Lynching. Both peers and senior colleagues were sincerely concerned that I was setting myself up for an embarrassing situation. Could […]

WHN Prize News

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2020 Undergraduate and MA Dissertation Prizes

  Have you written or marked an undergraduate or postgraduate (MA) dissertation this year? The Women’s History Network is offering one £250 prize for an undergraduate dissertation and one £250 prize of a Masters dissertation on any aspect of women’s or gender history written during the 2019-2020 academic year. The WHN welcomes research on any […]

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Calls for Papers

Disruptions and continuities in gender roles and authority, 1450-1750: an Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Portsmouth, 29-30 June 2020 Keynote speaker: Professor Ann Hughes, Keele University Numerous sixteenth and seventeenth-century treatises and conduct books promoted patriarchal ideals of female submissiveness and male domination.  But in recent years, scholars have begun to question whether the stereotypical image of early modern women as ‘chaste, silent, and obedient’ before the unquestioned […]

Calls for Papers

Call for Papers, ‘Women in Sport’, Saturday, 7 November 2020

WHN West Midlands Region annual Women’s History Conference at the University of Worcester seeks papers for this year’s event under the heading of: ‘Women in Sport’. The last decade has seen an upsurge in female participation in sport, with girls and women becoming more visible as participants at grassroots level and celebrated for their competitive […]

Women's History Journal

Women's History Journal

Women’s History Summer 2020

Women's History, Summer 2020

Special Issue: Women and the Family in Ireland The Summer 2020 issue of Women’s History is available now for purchase. The digital version of this edition is available free to all members – see details below. Contents Introduction by Leanne Calvert/Maeve O’Riordan, 3 Leanne Calvert on “Her husband went away some time agoe”: marriage breakdown […]

Women's History Journal

Women’s History Autumn 2019

Women's History Autumn 2019 Front Cover

Special Issue: Nursing The Autumn 2019 special nursing issue of Women’s History is available now for purchase. The digital version of this edition is available free to all members – see details below. Contents Frances Cadd on “‘The March of the Masked Nurses’: Remaking Nursing’s Tradition of Vocation through Public Protest in 1930s Britain”, 4 […]

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