Women’s History Today Autumn 2023


The Autumn 2023 issue of Women’s History Today is now available for purchase or downoad. The PDF version is free to all members

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The Autumn 2023 issue of Women’s History Today is now available for purchase or downoad. The theme of this special issue is commemoration and the different ways women’s lives are marked, celebrated and understood. This issue features two academic articles, as well as a selection of feature articles expanding on the theme of the issue. The digital version of this edition is available free to all members – see details below.


  • Rosemary Keep on Commemorating The Female Deathbed: The Saltonstall Family, 4
  • Zuzubee Huidrom on Rethinking the experience of women in the Nupi Lan during the British colonial rule, 11

Doing History

  • Carrie de Silva on Women In Street Names Project, 19
  • Sharon Thompson on ‘More Than A Woman On A Plinth’: Commemorating Lady Rhondda And Recovering Newport’s Hidden Heritage, 23
  • Barbara Coombes on Civilian Women Fleeing Conflict in The Second World War, 27
  • Natasha Kitcher on Re-telling the Nuclear Story: How Theatre Could be the Answer to Women’s Absence in Scientific History, 31

From the Archive

  • Katherine Hobbs on Mina and Memory: Commemorating Women’s History at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 33

Spotlight on Research

  • Maggie Andrews and Anna Muggeridge on Tensions and contradictions in commemorative hagiography: A case study of Gervas Huxley’s Lady Denman (1961), 37

Book Reviews

  • Henrietta Heald, Magnificent Women and Their Revolutionary Machines. London: Unbound, 2021, 41
  • Sharon Thompson, Quiet Revolutionaries: The Married Women’s Association and Family Law, Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2022, 42

WHN Members – login and download your free digital copy from this page.

WHN Members who have subscribed to the print edition will receive a printed copy shortly.  The PDF edition (ISSN 2752-6704) includes high quality photographs (and in colour where available) as well as active hyper-links.