The 2018 James Ford History Workshop: Women’s History in Britain and Ireland

Women in the Humanities and Votes for Women Centenary

The 2018 James Ford History Workshop: Women’s History in Britain and Ireland: Recent Developments and Future Trajectories.

TORCH, Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road, Oxford. 9.30-20.00


This workshop will provide an opportunity for historians to think collectively about recent developments and future trajectories in women’s history in Britain and Ireland. The workshop will be organised around a series of panels consisting of early, mid-career and established scholars from Britain, Ireland and the USA who will speak about developments in the medieval, early modern and modern periods. There will also be panel on sex equality in the academy which will reflect on challenging the persistence of barriers to equality in history faculties.

The workshop will conclude with a public lecture by Prof. Susan Grayzel (Utah State University) one of the world’s leading scholars of British women’s history.

Panellists include:

  • Laura Schwartz (University of Warwick)
  • Anna Bull (University of Portsmouth)
  • Lindsey Earner-Byrne (University College Dublin)
  • Amy Louise Erickson (University of Cambridge)
  • Christienna Fryar (University of Liverpool)
  • Laura Gowing (Kings College London)
  • Charmian Mansell (University of Exeter)
  • Rachel Moss (University of Oxford)
  • Miri Rubin (Queen Mary, University of London)
  • Amanda Power (University of Oxford)
  • Laura Paterson (University of Oxford)

Registration for the event is now available here: