Annual workshop

2019 theme: Women, land and its meanings

Keynote speaker: Anne Laurence
(Open University)
“Women, land and its meanings 1640-1740”


Date: 18 May 2019

Time: 11am-4.30pm (registration from 10.30am)

Venue: Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ

Cost (inc lunch and refreshments): £18 WSG members, £16 students/unwaged, £22 non-WSG members

To register, please fill in and return the registration form

All attendees should bring a 5-minute presentation, from any discipline and any period covered by the Group, exploring the workshop theme. Topics might include:

* women’s ownership and transfer of land * gender and land * working the land * occupying the land (squatters and landless workers) * land as an ideal * inheritance *

For readers who would like to publicise the event, please download the WSG Workshop 2019 poster and form


The Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 annual workshop takes place every spring at The Foundling Museum, London.  The one-day workshop includes lunch, as well as refreshments, in the booking cost.  The day always follows the same format: a distinguished invited speaker provides the keynote in the morning, followed by discussion and lunch; then participants each give a 5-minute presentation on a subject relevant to the theme of the keynote, followed by discussion, and then the close of the workshop.  Previous speakers have included Professor Laura Gowing of King’s College London, and Professor Jeanice Brooks of the University of Southampton.