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

 

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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…

FACTS ARE NOT TRUTH: HILARY MANTEL GOES ON THE RECORD ABOUT HISTORICAL FICTION

Facts are not truth’: Hilary Mantel goes on the record about historical fiction  June 13, 2017 10.54pm AEST was first published in The Conversation and is republished here under Creative Commons licence.

 

Author
Michael Durrant
Lecturer in Early Modern Literature, Bangor University

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Michael Durrant does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above.

Hilary Mantel : Filling in the gaps

 

In a recent talk at the Hay literary festival, Cambridge historian and …

Anna Seward’s Journal and Sermons

Anna Seward’s Journal and Sermons (Cambridge Scholars, 2017)

This is the full text of Anna Seward’s juvenile journal which is written in the form of a series of letters to an imaginary friend, “Emma”. Seward intended the letters to be an autobiographical account of the period of her youth from 1762-8 before she achieved fame as a published poet. Towards the end of her life, Seward had collated all her poetic works, the letter-journal, four sermons, a dissertation and some of her father’s and her friends’ poems for posthumous publication, bequeathing the manuscripts to Walter Scott. As much as the …

CFP: The History of Women in Engineering in the UK, London, Monday 27 November 2017

Venue: IET. The closing date for submissions is Friday 6 October.

Established in 1919 in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) provided a focal point for demands by women for a role and voice in the engineering industry as well as its societies and institutions.  However, the foundation of WES does not mark the origins of women in engineering in Britain but rather forms part of a longer history stretching back to the nineteenth century and possibly beyond.…

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2018 YEARBOOK OF WOMEN’S HISTORY

Thank you to Arina Angermen for this information. WHN Admin.

 

Call for papers for the Yearbook of Women’s History (2018) [graag verspreiden / please distribute]

 

Building bodies: Gendered Sport and Transnational Movements

Guest editor: Marjet Derks

 

About the Yearbook

The Yearbook of Women’s History is a peer-reviewed academic annual covering all aspects of gender connected with historical research throughout the world. It has a respectable history in itself, reporting on issues concerning women and gender for 35 years. The Yearbook has addressed topics such as women and crime, women and war, and gender, ethnicity and (post)colonialism. Over …

27th Annual Women’s History Network Conference, 2018

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

University of Portsmouth, UK
Friday 31st August –Saturday 1st September 2018

THE CAMPAIGN FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE:
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

National Women's Social and Political Union Rally