Women's History Journal

Women’s History Today Summer 2022

The Summer 2022 issue of Women’s History Today is now available for purchase.

The digital version of this edition is available free to all members – see details below.


Women’s History Today is our new style journal with updated typeface and additional sections. This is an open issue of the journal and includes articles that range from a political salon in eighteenth-century France to a science and engineering convention in twentieth-century USA. We also have features on research and archives as well as our usual book reviews.

  • Graeme Gooday and Emily Rees Koerner on Formulating a Transnational History of Women in Engineering and Applied Science, 4
  • Alison Pedley on ‘A Disgrace to the Neighbourhood’ or ‘A Greatly Wronged Woman’? Sexual Violation and Criminal Lunacy in Victorian England – One Woman’s Experience, 14
  • Diane Kelley on After 1792: Madame Helvétius, Auteuil and the French Revolution, 23
  • Sue Anderson-Faithful on ‘Bear ye one another’s burdens’: inculcating Christian values through caring practice in the Anglican Girls’ Friendly Society 1875 -1914, 33

Spotlight on Research

  • Lucie Armitt, Krista Cowman and Sarah Pedersen on ‘A [Socially Isolated] Room of One’s Own: Women Writing Lockdown’, 42

Doing History

  • Angela Dyer on The Faraday Papers And The Education Of Girls, 44

Book Reviews

  • Boyd Cothran, Joan Judge and Adrian Shubert (eds), Women Warriors and National Heroes: Global Histories, London, New York, Oxford, New Delhi and Sydney: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020, 51
  • Heidi Eggington and Zoë Thomas (eds), Precarious Professionals. Gender, Identities and Social Change in Modern Britain. London: University of London Press, 2021, 52
  • Dana Mills, Rosa Luxemburg, London: Reaktion Books, 2020, 52

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