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Women’s History Network Annual Conference: ‘Women and Migration’, 1 and 2 September 2023

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The Women’s History Network is delighted to announce that the final programme for our annual conference, Women and Migration, is now live. Click this link to download it and access the Zoom links for the panels

Our keynote speakers are Dr Camillia Cowling, whose paper is entitled ‘Bound Journeys, Freedom Places: Enslaved Women’s Stories from Mid-Nineteenth-Century Cuba’ and Dr Antara Datta, who will be speaking on ‘Encountering the state: South Asian women at the British border’. In addition, we have over 30 speakers from across the globe speaking on aspects of women and migration since the early modern period, plus the return of our ‘Lightning Round’, featuring exciting research into women’s history from current postgraduates.

The conference will take place on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September online via Zoom and is free to all. Please register for the conference via Eventbrite.

The programme for the two days is as follows (all times are in BST (GMT+1)):

Friday 1 September:
9:15 – 10:45: Panels 1 and 2 in parallel
11:00 – 12:15: Keynote 1: Camillia Cowling
12:15 – 13:00: Lunch break
13:00 – 14:30: Panels 3 and 4 in parallel
14:45 – 16:00: Organisational talk: Generation2Generation
16:15 – 17:30: Panels 5 and 6 in parallel
17:45 – 18:45: Women’s History Network AGM.

Saturday 2 September:
10:00 – 11:00: day 2 welcome/lightning round
11:00 – 12:15: Keynote 2: Antara Datta
12:30 – 14:00: Panels 7 and 8 in parallel
14:15 – 15:15: Organisational Talk: the Basque Refugee Children Association
15:30 – 17:00: Panels 9 and 10 in parallel

If you have any questions, please contact us via We look forward to seeing you there!