Women’s History Today Spring 2023


The Spring 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 Spring 2023 issue of Women’s History Today is now available for purchase or downoad. This open issue of Women’s History Today brings together scholarship, as well as a selection of feature articles, that explore a range of issues from a working women’s summer school in the early 20th centurty to a look at women in local government during the inter-war period The digital version of this edition is available free to all members – see details below.


  • Maroula Joannou on ‘A Summer School of Her Own’: The Newnham College Summer Schools for Working Women 1922-1950, 4
  • Lisa R. Lindell on ‘The Harvest is So Great and the Laborers are So Few’: The Public Ministry of Two Evangelical Women Preachers in Nineteenth-Century Minnesota, 14
  • Susan Pares on ‘A Fine Stalwart Member’: Margaret Pares 1878-1963, 24

Doing History

  • Anne Logan on Participatory Historical Research with a Women’s Club, 33

From the Archive

  • Angela Platt on Women and the Teaching Profession: Discourse in the archives of Ibstock Place School, 37

Spotlight on Research

  • Anna Muggeridge on Madam Mayor: Women in local government in England and Wales, 1918-1939, 39

Book Reviews

  • Roland Philipps, Victoire: A Wartime Story of Resistance, Collaboration and Betrayal, London: The Bodley Head (Vintage), 2021, 42
  • Helen Wilson, The Remarkable Pinwill Sisters: From ‘Lady Woodcarvers’ to Professionals,  Plymouth, Devon: Willow Productions, 2021, 43
  • Emily Priscott, Singleness in Britain 1960-1990, Wilmington USA and Malaga Spain: Vernon Press, 2020, 45
  • Norena Shopland, A History of Women in Men’s Clothes: From Cross-Dressing to Empowerment, Barnsley: Pen and Sword Books, 2021, 45
  • Katherine MacInnes, Snow Widows: Scott’s Fatal Antarctic Expedition Through the Eyes of the Women They Left Behind, London: HarperCollins Publishers, 2022, 47

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.