***POSTPONED***: WSG Annual Workshop For Love or Money?: Women, Amateurs and Professionals with Professor Judith Hawley

We are sorry to announce that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Women’s Studies Group have had to postpone the workshop due to take place on the 2nd May at the Foundling Museum. Attendees who had registered online have been issued a refund. We hope to be able to reschedule the day in due course. Please bear with us during this time and when the day is rescheduled, we will announce on the website, social media and through our members’ list.

 

***POSTPONED*** Registration Now Open: For Love or Money?: Women, Amateurs and Professionals with Professor Judith Hawley

For Love or Money?: Women, Amateurs and Professionals

Keynote: Professor Judith Hawley (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Date: POSTPONED

We are pleased to announce the WSG annual workshop is now open for registration. Fully details are available via the workshop page: https://womensstudiesgroup.org/annual-workshop/ 

WSG Workshop 2019 keynote speaker: Anne Laurence

The WSG is excited to announce that the keynote speaker for our 2019 annual workshop will be Anne Laurence, Professor Emerita at the Open University. Anne’s research interests include gender and the eighteenth-century financial revolution, women investors and property. She is the author of several works including Women in England 1500-1760: A Social History (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1994, repr. 2002, 2005), and, with Josephine Maltby and Janette Rutterford (eds), Women and their Money 1700-1950: Essays on Women and Finance (Routledge, 2009). She will be speaking on ‘Women, land and its meanings 1640-1740’.

The overall theme of the workshop is women, gender and land, and the date for the workshop has been fixed for Saturday 18 May 2019. Registrations for the workshop will open in the spring, and participants are usually expected to bring a 5-minute contribution related to the theme to present in the afternoon.  Places will be advertised first to the wsg members mailing list – to find out before everyone else, why not become a member?

WSG Workshop 2018 music and domestic craft: registration open

Keynote speaker: Jeanice Brooks, University of Southampton

“Music and the culture of domestic craft in Georgian Britain”

Date: Sunday 13 May 2018
Time: 11.30am-4.30pm (registration from 11)
Venue: Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ

Cost (inc lunch & refreshments): £19 (WSG members), £16 (students/unwaged), £21 (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:

* representations of domestic music-making (in fine & decorative art & in literature) * material aspects of domestic music * concepts of art and domestic craft * craft and gender *

(Please note that due to time constraints, presentations cannot use PowerPoint, instead a handout (25 copies) can be prepared and given to delegates)
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For readers who would like to publicise the event, please download the WSG Workshop 2018 poster and form.

For further information, see the annual workshop page.

WSG Workshop 2018: keynote speaker Jeanice Brooks

Thomas Rowlandson, Music has charms to soothe the savage breast, Etching and aquatint, 1784/6. Courtesy Wellcome Collection

The WSG is thrilled to announce that the the keynote speaker for our 2018 annual workshop will be Jeanice Brooks, Professor of Music at Southampton University.  Jeanice’s research interests include music making in Renaissance France and Georgian England, performance, pedagogy and material culture.  She will be speaking on “Music and the Culture of Domestic Craft in Georgian Britain”, based on her major AHRC-funded projects “At Home with Music: Domestic Music-Making in Georgian Britain“, and “Music, Home, and Heritage: Sounding the Domestic in Georgian Britain.”

The date for our next annual workshop has been fixed for Sunday 13th May 2018 at the Foundling Museum, London, and the theme will broadly reflect the keynote’s of music, crafts and the home.  WSG & music is a good fit with the Foundling – did you know that Handel conducted benefit performances of his famous Messiah to raise funds for the Foundling Hospital, and that the museum is home to an important Handel archive and regularly holds musical events? Registrations for the workshop will open in the spring, and participants are usually expected to bring a 5-minute contribution to present in the afternoon.  Places will first be advertised to the wsg members mailing list – to find out before everyone else, why not become a member?