What’s on?

Coronavirus news:

TWL Reading Room is now open for select bookings! You will need to fill in an online form and the reading room team will be in touch before you visit. 

Thanks to Covid-19, we still do not know when any gatherings will be allowed to take place at LSE, and continue to ‘broadcast’ talks on Zoom, generously hosted by LSE.  

Full details, with Zoom login instructions, are circulated nearer the date, to Friends and to a wider public via the Women’s History Network, the Women’s History Seminar of the Institute of Historical Research, and the Events page of the Royal Historical Society.

We look forward to ‘meeting’ as many of you as possible on these occasions!

Dates for the academic year 2022:

Wednesday 16 February, 2.30 pm: “Keep Your Eyes On Us Because There Is No More Napping”: The Wartime Suffrage Campaigns of the Suffragettes of the WSPU and the Independent WSPU.

Our speaker, Dr Alexandra Hughes-Johnson, was beset by Zoom gremlins, and her stimulating presentation was subject to many stops and starts.  Her talk was based on her chapter of this title in The Politics of Women’s Suffrage: Local, National and International Perspectives (London: University of London Press, 2021), of which she is co-editor with Lyndsey Jenkins. The publication is open-access and Alex’s chapter can be accessed on the PDF link here: The Politics of Women’s Suffrage: Local, National and International Dimensions | Humanities Digital Library (humanities-digital-library.org)

Alex adds: ‘If anyone would like to buy a physical copy of the book, they can have 30% off by putting in the code VOTES30 at the checkout!’
 
Here’s Alex’s powerpoint presentation:
 
Alex consulted The Suffragette News sheet held in the Women’s Library. We also hold The Independent Suffragette. 
 
Our next presentation will be on Wednesday 6 April at 2.30 pm, when Jane Grant’s presentation will be on “The Other Emmeline: Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence 1867-1954”. Dr Grant’s recently completed biography will be published shortly by Francis Bootle, the publishers of her In the Steps of Exceptional Women: the Story of the Fawcett Society 1866-2016 (2016).

The Zoom link will be: https://lse.zoom.us/j/8146548491?pwd=c0JnUEl1eEpqRDc1Y0V2UXdnVytGUT09

Meeting ID: 814 654 8491          Passcode: 893463

On Wednesday 18 May at 2.30 pm,  Dr Krisztina Robert will speak on “The Edwardian suffrage movement and the amateur military tradition: an institutional approach to the establishment of the First World War Women’s Corps”. 

Dr Robert has recently stepped down as Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Roehampton to devote a period of time to writing projects as Honorary Research Fellow. Her research combines the social, cultural and military history of First World War Britain, with a particular focus on women’s wartime work and experience, especially in military organisations.  Her publications have addressed the production and cultural meanings of uniforms, spatial and material approaches to women’s wartime employment and cultural constructions of the ‘home front’. She is currently completing a book on the wartime Women’s Corps movement.