Reminder: WSG Workshop Saturday 24 September 2022

The Women’s Studies Group Annual Workshop on ‘Women on the Margins 1558 – 1837’ will take place in-person on Saturday 24 September from 12:30 – 16:40 (BST) at The Foundling Museum,  40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ

Registration is now open on Eventbrite via this link, which will close on Friday 16 September 2022.

Late registrations may be possible by emailing the organiser, Miriam Al Jamil via

Registration fees include lunch, refreshments, and entry to the Foundling Museum:  

£23 for non-WSG members; £19 for WSG members; £17 unwaged/student members


10:30 Doors open. Distribution of materials and refreshments.

11:00 Keynote – ‘On the Margins?: Interrogating the notion of marginal status in the Long Eighteenth Century by Dr Karen Lipsedge (Kingston University) & Dr Emma Newport (University of Sussex)

12:15 – 1:15 Lunch & time for participants to view the Foundling Museum (both included in fee)

1:15 – 15:45 Participant presentations (including tea break) Participants are invited to prepare a 5-minute presentation from any discipline, related to  ‘Women on the Margins 1558 – 1837’.

These presentations should focus on women, imaginary, fictional or real, who might be considered as being on the margins, or in borderlands, and the ways in which they experience, navigate, and/or disrupt this characterisation.  20 printed handouts and/or a couple of PowerPoint slides are helpful. Please email slides in advance to 

15:45 – 16:30 Summing up and closing discussions – Dr Karen Lipsedge & Dr Emma Newport

Email with dietary requirements and any queries/late registration.

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