The Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 has always been an interdisciplinary collective of scholars, interested in collaboration, and in promoting research that might not otherwise have found a champion in usual university depts, museums, libraries, or other cultural institutions. And since WSG’s founding (or at least its first event) at the BSECS conference in January 1987, this format has proved surprisingly durable. Today the WSG is going from strength to strength, with an expanded annual seminars programme, new connections made through facebook and twitter, and we’re working on a special project… more of which in the new year.
In addition to these activities, WSG is hugely excited to announce that to celebrate its 30th anniversary, the group is offering a £500 bursary to an early career researcher, independent scholar or PhD student who is a member of the Group to support research in any aspect of women’s studies in the period 1558-1837. The grant may be awarded for a new or continuing interdisciplinary or single-discipline project. For further information about the bursary, and to apply, please download the application form. For further information on membership, see here.