Women's History Journal

Women’s History Today – Spring 2023 Issue

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

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.