The Politics of Reproduction in Ottoman Society, 1838-1900.

Nov 23, 2014 | No Comments
The Politics of Reproduction in Ottoman Society, 1838-1900.

Reviewed by Kim Jezabel Zinngrebe (SOAS, University of London) Gülhan Balsoy. The Politics of Reproduction in Ottoman Society, 1838-1900. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013. By the mid- to late nineteenth century the Ottoman Empire had experienced great territorial losses, significant migration movements, and widespread epidemics but also nationalist insurgencies engendering the emergence of expanding provincial ...

FWSA essay competition winners published

Nov 22, 2014 | No Comments
FWSA essay competition winners published

We are pleased to announce that the special issue of the Journal of International Women’s Studies featuring the winning and shortlisted essays from the 2014 FWSA essay competition has now been published. “New Directions in Feminist Studies – Emotions, Activisms, Intersectionality” is edited by Trishima Mitra-Kahn and Katya Salmi, and marks the 10th anniversary of ...

Body Thesaurus Poems by Jennifer Militello

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Body Thesaurus Poems by Jennifer Militello

by Jennifer Militello Inspired at an early age by the lyric’s ability to express life’s grand, inexpressible mysteries and to unite humankind in a shared emotional reality so that each of us might feel less forsaken, I strive to construct poems of this nature myself. An early student of Dickinson, and Lorca, I learned that ...

Pauline Boty: Pop Artist and Woman

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Pauline Boty: Pop Artist and Woman

by Sue Tate Pauline Boty (1938-66) trained at the Royal College of Art and was a friend and colleague of David Hockney, Peter Blake and Derek Boshier with all of whom she exhibited. She was an innovative and talented artist and also a beautiful and hip player on the swinging London scene of the 60s. ...

HIDDEN NARRATIVES DANGEROUS ERASIONS by theWHYfront

Nov 7, 2014 | No Comments
HIDDEN NARRATIVES DANGEROUS ERASIONS by theWHYfront

Part of Deptford X London’s Contemporary Art Festival devised by Melissa Budasz & Laura Moreton-Griffiths The Albany Friday 26 Sept to Sunday 5 Oct 2014 theWHYfront (aka SLWA artists) returned to Deptford in September 2014, one year on from the launch of A Public Airing project, with an ambitious live collaborative drawing with the aim of promoting a better understanding of the role of ...

Being a Woman, Being a Mother: Infertility in early modern England

Nov 6, 2014 | 2 Comments
Being a Woman, Being a Mother: Infertility in early modern England

  by Jennifer Evans Women in early modern England were partly defined by their work, for example spinsters and midwives. Their position in the community was also established by bearing children and becoming a mother. The gathering of women around the birthing room was an opportunity to share reproductive knowledge and to become fully integrated into the circle of married women in their neighbourhood. But not all women achieved motherhood ...

Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation AGM

Nov 6, 2014 | No Comments
Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation AGM

South London Women Artists Symposium

Nov 2, 2014 | No Comments
South London Women Artists Symposium

The FWSA’s Equality and Diversity Working Group

Oct 20, 2014 | No Comments
The FWSA’s Equality and Diversity Working Group

July 2014 This document provides an overview of the FWSA’s Working Group on Equality and Diversity; it outlines the Group’s historical context, its proposed Terms of Reference, and an indicative action plan to progress the work of the Group. Background The FWSA’s Working Group on Equality and Diversity originated in 2012 when then Chair – ...