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 Student Work Experience Opportunities 

 The Women’s History Network is able to offer a small number of work experience opportunities to students undertaking History Degrees in the UK, who have been unable to undertake their planned work experience projects due to the Covid crisis and the lockdown. Placements will involve between 30 and 80 hours work undertaken at home on […]

Blog and News, Women's History Month

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Women’s History Network are hosting two panel discussions aimed to explore and understand the journey of bringing women’s histories into the public sphere.

Presenting Women’s History: In the Community Wednesday 3rd March 2021, 4pm Community-led histories play a major part in unearthing and championing women’s histories. But where to start? An in-depth discussion and introduction into community projects, exploring research resources, available funding, and the incredible legacies borne from community-focussed work. Panellists include: Dr Sian Roberts, University of Birmingham […]

WHN Prize News

Community History Prize, Prizes

WHN Community History Prize 2021

This annual prize of £500 is awarded to the team behind a Community History Project by, about, or for women in a particular locale or community which has been completed between the 1 January 2020 and 31st May 2021.    Details of this year’s competition We encourage submissions from projects that include a strong element of […]

Dissertation Prize

Undergraduate Dissertation Prize 2020

We received 19 submissions for the WHN Undergraduate Dissertation prize on a diverse range of topics, time periods and geographical contexts. The standard of the entries was incredibly high and a real celebration of undergraduate women’s history .The students drew upon a wide range of methodologies, and each had an impressive command of the existing […]



‘Colleens, Cottages, and Rolling Green Fields’: The Making of Irish Women with Dr Shahmima Akhtar on Wednesday 27 January 2021

Wednesday, 27th January 2021 4:00pm (London) ‘Colleens, Cottages, and Rolling Green Fields’: The Making of Irish Women  Dr Shahmima Akhtar, Royal Holloway, University of London This paper examines how a transnational vision of Ireland was created in the United States by two philanthropic women in Chicago’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. They each used accessible images […]

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.

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