This section includes previous Women’s Studies Group 1558 – 1837 posts and articles in the following categories: Remembering past scholars; Reflections on the History of the WSG; Recognition of Previous Seminar Series; Annual Workshops; WSG Bursary Reports; WSG Events & Visits; Conference & Event Reports; WSG Member Articles; Exhibition and Publication Reviews.  Please scroll down to access posts and articles and click on title to access the pdf.

This section is regularly updated and we would be particularly interested in hearing about your memories of previous WSG events, especially the early sessions.  Please email Trudie Messent via the WSG committee if you have any material, stories, images, reviews or reports for inclusion in this archive.

Remembering past scholars:

Deirdre Le Faye Obituary by Dr Gillian Dow, University of Southampton

You may also be interested in Gillian’s contribution to the BBC Radio programme ‘Last Word’ on Deirdre Le Faye

BBC Last Word including Deirdre Le Faye

Deirdre Le Faye was very dedicated to Chawton House and donations made to them in her memory would be much appreciated.

Remembering Jane Mears

Reflections on the History of WSG: How to start a Women’s Studies Group

Isobel Grundy: How to start a women’s studies group

WSG Founder Yvonne Noble: Who can start a women’s studies group?

Lois Chaber: “Confessions of a (non)English OAP Reader”—or How I and WSG Survived

Marie Mulvey Roberts in conversation with Janet Todd

Vicki Joule and Sarah Oliver: How to organise a WSG workshop

Marilyn L. Brooks:Home thoughts from abroad

Elaine Hobby in Conversation with Sara Read article

Audio of Elaine Hobby in Conversation with Sara Read

WSG Interviews:

Andrew McInnes interviewed by Felicity Roberts

Tabitha Kenlon interviewed by Felicity Roberts

Previous Seminar Series:

2021-2022 Seminar Series

2020- 2021 Seminar Series

19 September 2020 Seminar Review by Miriam Al Jamil

20 February 2021 Seminar Review by Alison Daniell

Exploring the Lives of Women 2018 Book Launch

2018 – 2019 Seminar Series

2017 – 2018 Seminar Series

2015 – 2016 Seminar Series

Annual Workshops:

2019 WSG Workshop ‘Women, land and its meanings’

2018 WSG Workshop ‘Music and the Culture of Domestic Craft in Georgian Britain

2017 WSG Workshop ‘The Fruitful Body’ Notice and Report

2016 WSG Workshop ‘Women and the Bible’

2015 WSG Workshop on Aphra Behn including Report

WSG Bursaries:

2019 – 2020 Bursary awards

2018 – 2019 Bursary awards

2017 – 2018 Bursary awards

2016 – 2017 30th Anniversary Bursary award

2016 -2017 Inaugural Bursary Award Research report: ‘Female service in Early Modern England’ by Dr Charmain Mansell

WSG Events and Visits:

2020 ‘Portraying Pregnancy from Holbein to Social Media’ Exhibition Tour by Curator Karen Hearn at The Foundation Museum

2019 National Portrait Gallery Lunchtime Lecture ‘Elizabeth I at 60’

2019 Summer Visit Gibson Library & Audley End House

2018 Visit to the National Portrait Gallery Heinz Archive and Library

2017 Visit to Globe Theatre

2016 WSG Trip to Geffrye Museum: Helen Draper talk on Mary Beale and Report by Miriam Al Jamil

2015 WSG Trip to the Wellcome Centre Report

Conference & Event Reports:

BSECS WSG Panel 2020

BSECS WSG Panel 2019

Wollstonecraft Celebration 2019

Women Artists at the AAH conference 2018

Material Girls: Women Money and Markets (1750-1850) conference and WSG panel report 2017 and WSG panel abstracts

BSECS 2016 WSG Panel Report by Carolyn Williams

WSG Member Articles:

Susan Civale: Fellowship at Chawton House

Tabitha Kenlon on Teaching Hannah Cowley in Dubai 

Jackie Mulhallen: performing Sylvia Pankhurst

WSG members online: Early Modern Medicine blog and the Orlando Project

Exhibition & Theatre Reviews:

Ladies of Quality & Distinction, Foundling Museum Exhibition 2018-2019

Love’s Victory, Penshurst Place

Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Exhibition 2018

Publication Reviews:

Women’s Writing, 1660-1830: Feminisms and Futures Edited by Jennie Batchelor and Gillian Dow

Materializing Gender in Eighteenth-Century Europe Edited by Jennifer Germann and Heidi Strobel, including a chapter by WSG member Felicity Roberts on Mary Delaney

Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape, 1700-1830. By Briony McDonagh

All Things Georgian: Tales from the Long Eighteenth-Century. By Joanne Major and Sarah Murden

The Collaborative Literary Relationship of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. By Anna Mercer.

The Future of Feminist Eighteenth-Century Scholarship: Beyond Recovery Edited by Robin Runia.

British Masculinity in the ‘Gentleman’s Magazine’, 1731 – 1815 By Gillian Williamson

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