Getting Your Research in the Media
Exciting Event at the WHN Annual Conference in Cardiff:
This year at Cardiff, the Women’s History Network are running a new event designed to equip you with the skills necessary to pitch your research to television and radio executives.
The session leader is Nicola Lees, an experienced television development producer and author of Greenlit: Developing Factual Programme Ideas from Concept to Pitch. She also runs the mentoring scheme for Women in Film and Television.
On Saturday morning, Nicola will give an open talk on the commissioning process, covering what television and radio executives are looking for, how to draw up a proposal, copyright issues and how best to pitch your ideas. She will then run individual, 15 minute clinic sessions for the remainder of the day. This is an opportunity to get tailored advice on your particular research and how best to present it to the media.
The individual sessions cost £10. To book a place, or for more information, please contact Tanya Cheadle at email@example.com. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment will be collected on arrival at the conference.
December 8 at 9pm: WHN Members on TV
Teresa Doherty of The Women’s Library, Krista Cowman, June Purvis and Liz Stanley all appeared on Yesterday TV on Thursday, 8 December at 9 pm in the programme ‘Find My Past’ discussing the life of the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, who died in June 1913 after running on to the Derby race course and trying to grab the reins of the King’s horse.
Dr Paula Dudley has been awarded the Elizabeth Longford grant (administered by the Society of Authors). The judges were Lady Antonia Fraser, Lisa Allardice, Eva Hoffman, Andrea Levy and Bernard O'Donoghue.
The grant was set up by Flora Fraser and Peter Soros in honour of Flora's grand mother. The award is £2,500 for research in progress.
Paula is currently writing a biography of socialist and feminist MP and activist, Ellen Wilkinson.
The Annual General Meeting of the Women's History Network will be held at the annual conference in London in September. All members are invited to attend to dicuss the following:
AGM 4.30pm on Saturday September 10:
New Steering Committee Members Needed
At the AGM we will be electing new members of the Steering Committee. There are currently 3 vacancies.
If anyone is interested in joining the committee please email Barbara Bush, firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone with website, social networking, new media and/or publicity experience would be particularly welcome.