Posted by 10 July, 2017
On June 28-29 we welcomed 40 researchers to Swansea University for our 'Litigating Women' symposium. This was the annual 'Symposium by the Sea' of Swansea's Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research (MEMO). Echoing the overall aims of our project, this was a truly international and comparative event, [...]
Posted by 26 June, 2017
In June members of the project team travelled to Hofstra University in Long Island, NY, for the 17th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities. This four-day triennial conference, known as 'The Big Berks', drew together over 1,500 scholars and activists from 35 different countries [...]
Posted by 30 May, 2017
On Monday the 22nd of May, the Centre for Gender History held its annual public engagement workshop in Glasgow Women's Library, a true hidden gem in the outskirts of central Glasgow. The Women's Library is the only accredited museum in the UK dedicated to women's lives, histories and achievements, [...]
Posted by 29 March, 2017
In the final post of our Women's History Month series, Harriet Kersey examines the way that women used the law to claim their inheritance and protect their property rights - even if this meant litigating against other family members.As the work of Scott Waugh shows, [...]