Announcement: Speaker Sessions, 2021-2022 Season

There will be six meetings: the first three, and the fifth, will be on Zoom, and it is hoped that we shall be using the  Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ, for the fourth and the sixth. We shall be allowed into the room (virtual or at the Foundling) at 12.30 pm., to give us time to sort out paperwork and technology, but sessions will run from 1.00 – 3.30 pm: please arrive a little early, whether virtually or in person, if you can. Papers should be 20-25 minutes.

Please be aware, you must be a member of the WSG to gain access to the Zoom sessions. The links are distributed through our WSG mailing list 24-hours before the event. Becoming a member means you will be able to attend the Zoom and in-person seminars for the 2021-2022 season. For more information please see our seminars page.

Saturday 25 September, 2021. (British Summer Time)  Zoom.

Valerie Schutte. Anachronistic Representations of Edward Underhill

Helen Leighton-Rose. Women’s Subversion of the Scottish Church Courts 1707-1757

Matthew Reznicek. Healing The Nation: Women, Medicine, and the Romantic National Tale

Norena Shopland. Women Dressed as Men


Saturday 9 October, 2021.  (British Summer Time) Zoom.

Charlotte MacKenzie. Mary Broad – the creation of a Cornish legend

Marissa C. Rhodes. Tender Trades: Wet Nursing and the Intimate Politics of Inequity in the Urban Atlantic, 1750-1815

Crystal Biggin. Editing Eighteenth-Century Letters: Anna Barbauld’s Correspondence of Samuel Richardson (1804) and Women Novel Critics


Saturday 27 November, 2021. (Greenwich Mean Time) Zoom.

Nora Crook. Mary Shelley as Nineteenth-century Female Editor

Amy Solomons. ‘A book is either the best treasure, or the greatest evil’: The Circulation and Readership of Conduct Literature in National Trust Libraries, 1680-1830.

Amy Prendergast. ‘a means of my doing better’: Eighteenth-Century Diary Writing as a Tool for Individual Improvement


Saturday 29 January, 2022. (Greenwich Mean Time) *This seminar will now take place on Zoom*

Phil Winterbottom. “By cash paid herself”: Women as clients of London’s banks from the Restoration to the 1780s

 Brenda M. Hosington. Two Seventeenth-Century Women Translators of French Prose Fiction

Alannah Tomkins. “I helpt to nurse”: care work by Georgian spinsters, 1780-1820

Eliska Bujokova. Matrons, Housekeepers and Nurses: Food Provision and Power Relations in Glasgow’s Early Nineteenth c. Hospitals


Saturday 26 February, 2022. (Greenwich Mean Time) Zoom.

Brianna Robertson-Kirkland. The platonic vs the romantic relationship in the music room: Venanzio Rauzzini and Elizabeth Gooch

 Yasmin Solomonescu. Women, Rhetoric, and Rhetorical Theory


Saturday 26 March, 2022. (Greenwich Mean Time) The Foundling Museum.

Sophie Johnson. History’s ‘other’ sculptors: The under-representation of historic women sculptors (1558 –1837) in the history of art

Charlotte Goodge. ‘Sedentary occupations ought chiefly to be followed by women’: The ‘Fat’ Woman and ‘Masculine’ Exercise in the Literary Culture of the ‘long’ Eighteenth Century.

Moira Goff, Independent Scholar. Evered Laguerre: a Female Professional Dancer on the London Stage

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