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 – ...

Anne Lister (1791-1840)

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Anne Lister (1791-1840)

by Helena Whitbread ‘I love, & only love, the fairer sex and thus, beloved by them in turn, my heart revolts from any other love than theirs.’ Anne Lister. 29.1.1821 Anne Lister has found her place in history as “The First Modern Lesbian”. Rictor Norton, in his essay of that title, says ‘If we need ...

South London Women Artists Collaborative Symposium: Archaeology of the Mind and Memory

Oct 17, 2014 | No Comments
South London Women Artists  Collaborative Symposium: Archaeology of the Mind and Memory

SOUTH LONDON WOMEN ARTISTS COLLABORATIVE               SLWA SYMPOSIUMThursday 20 November 2014 7-9pm Doors open 6.45pm CONWAY HALL Red Lion Square Holborn WC1R 4RL Ticketed FREE EVENT to book click Eventbrite Chaired by Professor Rebecca Fortnum Middlesex UniversitySpeakers Margaret Carlyle Cambridge University Professor Tina Chanter Kingston University Jessica Voorsanger UCA University of the Creative Arts A ...

Post-graduate Symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender

Oct 16, 2014 | No Comments
Post-graduate Symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender

                 CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS Post-graduate Symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender   Keynote Speaker: Professor Christine Chinkin, Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science Date: Friday, 8 May 2015, 09:00 – 18:30 Venue: University of Ulster, York St campus (Belfast, Northern Ireland) The Transitional ...

Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China by Leta Hong Fincher (Zed Books, 2014).

Oct 16, 2014 | No Comments
Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China by Leta Hong Fincher (Zed Books, 2014).

 by Carina Hart Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China by Leta Hong Fincher (Zed Books, 2014).   “It’s merely cultural”. Leta Hong Fincher warns us against this easy interpretation of questionable practices, and then goes on to explain just how pernicious cultural traditions have been in undoing China’s twentieth-century strides towards gender ...

Ending feminised poverty

Oct 13, 2014 | No Comments
Ending feminised poverty

by Kate Galloway   This post was originally published here I was heartened to hear news this week of the launch of the second action plan in the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children. It is important that opposition to violence against women becomes part of daily discourse. It is clear though ...

Revolutionising Women’s Fashion: Coco Chanel

Oct 10, 2014 | 2 Comments
Revolutionising Women’s Fashion: Coco Chanel

by Libby Manning I see fashion as an art form. An art form that we not only wear, but that changes continuously with our society: reflecting the influences within the media along with the economic situation. Women’s fashion has been, and still is, directly linked with our fight for freedom. It reflects our ever-changing position ...

Create-ahh Community Facility

Oct 9, 2014 | No Comments
Create-ahh Community Facility

Create-ahh is a community facility based at Melin Dolwion, an old woolen mill, in Drefach Felindre, Carmarthenshire. Create-ahh is a space and time where community and creativity can be explored and practised in a supportive and kind environment. It is where people can focus on their projects, develop ideas and share knowledge; where contradictions can ...

Still Rewriting History: Book Review of Female Economic Strategies in the Modern World, ed. Beatrice Moring

Oct 8, 2014 | No Comments
Still Rewriting History: Book Review of Female Economic Strategies in the Modern World, ed. Beatrice Moring

by Carina Hart  Pickering and Chatto We might be forgiven for thinking that a pretty thorough job has now been done to put women back into history, that enough stories have been reclaimed to make clear that women have not been the sidekicks of the human race. This volume of essays, however, addresses a startling ...