The Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 seminars take place during autumn and winter at the Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ, on Saturdays (or occasionally on Sundays), 1-4pm.  Doors open at 12.30pm, and there is a break for tea, coffee and biscuits halfway through the session.  Seminars are free and open to the public though non-members will be asked to make a donation of £2 for refreshments. There are usually three speakers per seminar, and we start promptly so as to give time for supportive feedback and discussion from members.

The WSG invites papers formal and informal, as well as works-in-progress, on any topic related to early modern and long eighteenth-century women’s and gender studies, be it literature, medicine, art, music, theatre, religion, economics, sexuality, and so on.  Early career and independent scholars are particularly welcome.  We put out a call for papers every February through August on sites like, but if you would like to be considered as a speaker please contact the Seminars Organiser, Carolyn Williams.

Non-member attendees including speakers are strongly encouraged to join WSG, and can do so here.

Current programme: 

Saturday 29 September 2018. Chair: TBC
Speakers TBC

Saturday 8 December 2018 (WSG Book Launch). Chair: TBC
Speakers TBC

Saturday 26 January 2019. Chair: TBC
Speakers TBC

Saturday 30 March 2019 (This is a ‘how-to’ session that also involves a measure of ‘work in progress’: the techniques under discussion are life writing, the use of legal documents, and audio research).   Chair: TBC
Speakers TBC