WSPU postcard of Flora Drummond, Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst arrested on 13 October 1908, on a charge of conduct likely to provoke a breach of the peace; from  LSE Library’s collections, 7JCC/O/02/064…

The Home Front, WHN Conference image 2014. Image courtesy Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service…

Eleanor Rathbone campaigning (unsuccessfully) for election as an independent candidate for East Toxteth in Liverpool in 1922; from LSE Library’s collections COLL MISC 1104…

Women’s History is sent to WHN members in Spring, Summer and Autumn; digital copies are available for download.…

The Women’s Land Army in Britain during the Second World War; from the collections of The Imperial War Museum (IWM non commercial licence).…

1970s London from the series On a Good Day by Al Vandenberg; © Victoria and Albert Museum, London…

WSPU waitresses at a fund-raising event at The Women’s Exhibition in London May 1909; from LSE Library’s collections, TWL/2002/387



Millicent Garrett Fawcett addressing  an estimated 50,000 women  at a mass suffrage rally in Hyde Park on 26 July 1913; from LSE Library’s collections, 7JCC/O/01/177…

Memorial Service for Women in Foreign Medical Missions in the Great War

This information is reprinted from the British Serb Magazine, this section of which was sent to WHN Blog by Zvezdana Popovic. She has been assiduous in keeping the WHN informed of these activities for which I am grateful. Robin Joyce



March 15, 2018

Text by Zvezdana Popović, photos also by Nenad Obradović

Remembering the women who risked and sacrificed their lives in Serbia and the related fronts

Amongst the various centenary events that commemorate the Great War’s battles and war heroes, I was honoured and grateful to …

50 Fascinating Facts for Women’s History Month


The following Fascinating Facts for Women’s History Month were first published in the blog. Kristen Stewart provided the material to the WHN Blog.




March 1, 2018

History texts and classes are often dominated by male figures, yet women have played and continue to play a major role in the world’s economy, politics, culture and discoveries and deserve their fair share of recognition as well. March is Women’s History Month and there’s no better time to celebrate their contributions. Here are some fascinating facts about women’s history that will showcase some standouts, accomplishments, impacts …

WHN Conference 2018 – Programme and Booking Details

Conference Programme

Please download the programme – WHN Conference 2018 Programme 2.5.18

Booking Details

Conference website

WHN Members can now book the Early Bird 2 day package and non WHN members can now book either the Early Bird standard 2 days or 1 day rates.

Please note that for student/low income or postgraduate places you will not be able to book until your application has been assessed.  The deadline to submit a one A4 page application is Friday 11 May and these need to be sent to copied also to

There is also the option to book …


Wicked witches and evil queens: why children’s books need more female villains

March 23, 2018 1.09am AEDT


Still from Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) (This is the best reproduction of the photo that could be accomplished here. For the original, please see The Conversation March 23rd 2018).



Anna Cermakova
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, Centre for Corpus Research, University of Birmingham

Michaela Mahlberg
Professor of Corpus Linguistics, University of Birmingham
Disclosure statement
Anna Cermakova receives funding from the European Commission – Marie Curie research fellowship.
Michaela Mahlberg works for the University of Birmingham. She has received funding




European Premiere

Finborough Theatre

29th April – 15th May



‘…Gracie is a powerful one woman show about a young girl growing up in the polygamous cult. The film champions the tenacity of the human spirit ‘ – The Gracie Team


Tickets and more information can be found at: