Women's History Journal

Women’s History Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 edition of Women’s History is available now. The digital version of this edition is available free to all.  You may purchase a print copy of this journal here.


  • Brianna Robertson-Kirkland and Elizabeth Ford on ‘Women and Education in the Long Eighteenth Century’, 3
  • Elizabeth Ford on ‘Music lessons for girls in eighteenth-century Scotland’, 4
  • Katrina Faulds on ‘Dance and dance music at girls’ boarding schools in England at the turn of the nineteenth century’, 9
  • Penelope Cave on ‘Musical mothers and the Mother Church: Lessons from the Jerningham letters’, 15
  • Isobel Stark on ‘The Viscountess, the Scientific Philanthropist and the School of Industry’, 20
  • Nel Whiting on ‘”I like school much better every day longer I stay”: Educating the Hunter Blair girls’, 26
  • Brianna E Robertson-Kirkland on ‘Music-making: a fundamental or a vain accomplishment?’, 30

Book Reviews

  • Jennifer Roberts, The Beauty of Her Age: A Tale of Sex, Scandal and Money in Victorian England, Gloucestershire, Amberley Books, 2016, 35
  • Camilla Mork Rostvik and Ella Louise Sutherland (eds), Suffragette Legacy: How Does The History of Feminism Inspire Current Thinking in Manchester,
    Newcastle Upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015, 35
  • Arlette Farge, The Allure of the Archives, New Haven and London,Yale University Press, 2013, 36
  • Mary Dockray-Miller, The Books and the Life of Judith of Flanders, Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT, USA, Ashgate Publishing Limited/Company, now Routledge, 2015, 37
  • Katherine J. Parkin, Women at the Wheel: A Century of Buying, Driving, and Fixing Cars, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2017, 38
  • Nicola Gordon Bowe, Wilhemina Geddes Life and Work, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2016, 39

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