The Women’s History Network is a national association with the aim of promoting women’s history and encouraging women and men interested in women’s history.
Following our establishment in 1991 we have grown year by year and today we are a UK national charity with members including working historians, researchers, independent scholars, teachers, librarians, and many other individuals both within academia and beyond. Indeed, the network reaches out to welcome women and men from any background who share a passion for women’s history.
The WHN is controlled by its members who elect a national steering committee who manage our activities and business.
The WHN provides members with two publications: Women’s History Magazine is published two to three times a year; it is a peer-reviewed journal which carries four or more articles together with book reviews, prize details and WHN news. Members also received a quarterly WHN e-newsletter with updates on conferences, events, exhibitions and offers connected with women’s history.
You can find out more about Women’s History Magazine and download the latest Newsletter here.
The annual WHN conference, which is held each September, is a highlight for most of our members. It is known for being a very friendly and welcoming event, providing an exciting forum where people from the UK and beyond can meet and share research and interests. Each year well known historians are invited as plenary speakers and a significant number of bursaries are offered to enable postgraduate students or those on a low income to attend.
Of course, talking to each other is essential to the work and culture of the Women’s History Network. We run a members’ email list and try to provide support for members or groups who organise local conferences or other events connected to women’s history that bring people together.