What’s on?

Subjects and objects of government: women from the 19 the to the 21st century; the afternoon talks programme of the Friends of The Women’s Library at LSE, Autumn 2019 – Spring 2020

Wednesday 18 September, Billie Fletcher, York University, The Six and a Half Project: an archive zine project designed to give new life to old images and inspire a more artistic generation of Women’s History enthusiasts.

Thursday [please note the day!] 10 October, Dr Arianne Chernock, Boston University: The Right to Rule and the Rights of Women: Queen Victoria and the Women’s Movement

Wednesday 27 November,Dr Alison Ronan, Visiting Research Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University: ‘The Women Who Said Yes’:the 17 women parliamentary candidates of the 1918 General Election.

Wednesday 15 January,Tara Finn, Foreign and Commonwealth Office: ‘A necessary evil?’Prostitution and the armed services in the records of the Association of Moral and Social Hygiene 1915-1945.

Wednesday 12 February, Susan Pares,‘An Ordinary Feminist Life’: Margaret Pares 1878-1963’.

Wednesday 18 March,a late International Women’s Day special – Versailles 1919: the return of the Dangerous Women, Produced by Charlotte Bill and the Clapham Film Unit(and starring Dr Jane Grant as Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence!) It will be introduced by Dr Alison Ronan.

Venue: Room 01 on the lower ground floor of LSE Library, 10 Portugal Street London WC2A   2HD  Time: 2. 30pm.Please meet in the foyer at 2.15

Cost: £3 for Friends of the Women’s Library and £4 for non-members.

Cheques made payable to: The Friends of the Women’s Library and sent to
Susan Pares, 86 Crescent Lane, London SW4 9PL


City Women in the 18th Century: an outdoor exhibition in Cheapside 21 

b533602e-44d0-4374-ab03-8b47884c2aa3September – 18 October 2019
Women trading in the 18th century City of Londonis the subject of a free outdoor exhibition this autumn in Cheapside. The exhibition will feature trade cards from the British Museum’s collection, enlarged on display stands in Paternoster Square and along the 700-metre length of Cheapside and Poultry to the Royal Exchange. Views of Cheapside as it appeared two or three centuries ago will enable visitors to imagine the old street in which manufacturing as well as commerce was carried out by women as well as men. Guided walks are planned and will be advertised on the project website athttp://citywomen.hist.cam.ac.uk/<https://cityoflondon.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f6698c76febfa6d69413e60f8&id=97851bb156&e=ae11a04d59>

The exhibition has been curated by Dr Amy Louise Erickson from the University of Cambridge who highlighted the importance of Cheapside for luxury trades in a previous newsletter article which looked at fan-makers and milliners. She now takes a closer look at the trade cards, and sources held by LMA which complement them, and introduces us to some more 18th century City business women, including Mary and Ann, the sisters of William Hogarth who ran a frock-shop near St Bartholomew’s Hospital and supplied uniforms to pupils at nearby Christ’s Hospital, the bluecoat school.<https://cityoflondon.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f6698c76febfa6d69413e60f8&id=199d5c69b2&e=ae11a04d59>

Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London
1 November, 6pm – 8.30pm
Location: RADA, The Studio Theatre


Join us for a special performance at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, presented in partnership by the Institute of Historical Research and the British Association for American Studies.

Actress Alison Skilbeck will perform her meticulously researched one-woman show about Eleanor Roosevelt’s visit to wartime London in 1942 to visit US troops and see how British women were coping with the war effort. Granted special permission by the Roosevelt Estate to use some of Eleanor’s writings, Skilbeck’s show explores the public and hidden life of one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th century.

‘Mrs Roosevelt Files to London’ had a nearly sold out run in 2016, and returns for a one-night only performance.

Tickets are £5 for students or £7.50 for general admission.

Book now: www.history.ac.uk/roosevelt<http://www.history.ac.uk/roosevelt>