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2019 WHN Conference Report: ‘Professional Women: the public, the private, and the political’

Women’s History Network Annual Conference LSE Library 6-7 September 2019 In acknowledgement of the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act (SD(R)A), the Women’s History Network (WHN) held a two-day conference at the London School of Economics Library on Friday 6 – Saturday 7 September 2019 entitled ‘Professional Women: the public, the private, and the […]

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Living in stressful times: 1980s Britain by Dr Jill Kirby

It is Spring 1984 in Britain: 24 million Britons have just watched Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean figure-skate their way to Winter Olympics gold on the BBC, Colin Baker is the sixth Dr Who and The Price is Right recently debuted on ITV.  The Sun’s front-page reads ‘Pit war: violence erupts on the picket line […]

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2020 Undergraduate and MA Dissertation Prizes

  Have you written or marked an undergraduate or postgraduate (MA) dissertation this year? The Women’s History Network is offering one £250 prize for an undergraduate dissertation and one £250 prize of a Masters dissertation on any aspect of women’s or gender history written during the 2019-2020 academic year. The WHN welcomes research on any […]

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Blog and News, Prizes

2020 Undergraduate and MA Dissertation Prizes

  Have you written or marked an undergraduate or postgraduate (MA) dissertation this year? The Women’s History Network is offering one £250 prize for an undergraduate dissertation and one £250 prize of a Masters dissertation on any aspect of women’s or gender history written during the 2019-2020 academic year. The WHN welcomes research on any […]

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Disruptions and continuities in gender roles and authority, 1450-1750: an Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Portsmouth, 29-30 June 2020 Keynote speaker: Professor Ann Hughes, Keele University Numerous sixteenth and seventeenth-century treatises and conduct books promoted patriarchal ideals of female submissiveness and male domination.  But in recent years, scholars have begun to question whether the stereotypical image of early modern women as ‘chaste, silent, and obedient’ before the unquestioned […]

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Call for Papers, ‘Women in Sport’, Saturday, 7 November 2020

WHN West Midlands Region annual Women’s History Conference at the University of Worcester seeks papers for this year’s event under the heading of: ‘Women in Sport’. The last decade has seen an upsurge in female participation in sport, with girls and women becoming more visible as participants at grassroots level and celebrated for their competitive […]

Women's History Journal

Women's History Journal

Women’s History Autumn 2019

Women's History Autumn 2019 Front Cover

Special Issue: Nursing The Autumn 2019 special nursing issue of Women’s History is available now for purchase. The digital version of this edition is available free to all members – see details below. Contents Frances Cadd on “‘The March of the Masked Nurses’: Remaking Nursing’s Tradition of Vocation through Public Protest in 1930s Britain”, 4 […]

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Women’s History Summer 2019 – Special Issue: Gardening

Women's History, Issue 13, Summer 2019

Special Issue: Gardening The Summer 2019 special gardening issue of Women’s History is available now. The digital version of this edition is available free to all members – see details below. Contents Andrew Hann on ‘A tale of two advisors: Jemima, Marchioness Grey and the improvement of the gardens at Wrest Park in the mid-18th […]

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