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…

Women & Power: Redressing the Balance

Conference Call for Papers
Women & Power: Redressing the Balance

University of Oxford, 6-7th March, 2019

Throughout 2018 the National Trust is running a programme of public events, exhibitions and new interpretation to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act which granted some women the right to vote in British parliamentary elections for the first time. We are one of many heritage, cultural and academic institutions marking this anniversary.
Many of the programmes, exhibitions and events responding to the centenary this year are not only exploring the stories of 100 years ago but openly questioning the representation …

2018 WHN Book Prize Winner

This year’s winner was Briony McDonagh’s Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape 1700-1830 published by Routledge in 2017This book provides an explicitly feminist historical geography of the eighteenth-century English rural landscape. The panel considered that the book an original, path-breaking book which makes a significant contribution to women’s history.  It is engaging and accessible to read without losing academic rigour, based upon fluent and coherent analysis a range of a range of archival and secondary sources.

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Women’s History Seminars

Institute of Historical Research
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street

All are welcome.  No need to book.

All seminars at 17.15, IHR Room N301 (Third Floor, Pollard Room) (unless stated otherwise)


28 September 2018

Louise Ryan (Sheffield) The Irish Votes for Women Movement and the tricky relationship with British Suffragists

While there was much that united Irish and British suffragists, not least their shared campaign for the vote from the Westminster parliament, it would be wrong to underestimate the important differences between these two movements.  British women were fighting for enfranchisement from their own parliament, even though the government …

WHN Book Prize 2019

An annual £500 prize for a first book in women’s or gender history.

The Women’s History Network (UK) Book Prize is awarded for an author’s first single-authored monograph.

Entries close on 31 March 2019 (for books published during 2018).

Criteria for eligibility are as follows: 

  • The book must make a significant contribution to women’s history or gender history.
  • The book must be written in English and have and accessible style.
  • The book must have been published in the UK between January 1st and 31st December 2018.
  • The candidate should be a member of the Women’s History Network (UK).
  • The candidate

Handing Over

Dear All

 

I have had a wonderful time as administrator of the WHN Blog and shall post an edited version of my report to the WHN Conference. In the meantime, I have a couple of posts to add to the blog, and, as long as I have access shall endeavour to do this.

Robin Joyce

 

PS The USB on which I collected a paper and my report has disappeared. I’ll endeavour to find it and add some material, if this is possible. In the meantime, the new administrator will be posting from October and I look forward to …