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Melanie Ilic at BASEES Conference 2016

I spent the final weekend of the Easter vacation at the BASEES annual conference in Cambridge. As the current BASEES Membership Secretary and a founder member of the new BASEES Women’s Forum, this turned out to be a […]

  Conferences 8 April 2016  

Working Women, Special Provision and the Debate on Equality

There has been considerable coverage in the media recently about the possibility of offering women in employment paid leave from work during their menstrual period. This has generated a broad range of responses relating to long-standing discussions about […]

  Media 10 March 2016  

Prof. Melanie Ilic at Women and their Culture Conference in Seoul

I was invited to attend an international conference on ‘Women and Their Culture’ hosted by EWHA Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea, at the end of January 2016. This was a great honour for me and I thoroughly […]

  Conferences 7 February 2016  

February is LGBT History Month

As well as February being ‘Black History Month’, it has also recently been adopted as LGBT History Month. According to its website, LGBT History Month aims ‘to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public.’ This […]

  Events 3 February 2016  

History Students Exhibit their Research at The Wilson

Students took part in the first ever History Dissertation Day at The Wilson Gallery in Cheltenham. January can be a very stressful time for third-year students approaching the final few months of their undergraduate studies. Weighing heavy on […]

  American 15 January 2016  

Early Modern Women, Religion, and the Body

Last week, I participated in a wonderful conference hosted by Loughborough University. Entitled Early Modern Women, Religion, and the Body, the conference explored a very wide range of early modern lives and experiences from right across Europe and across confessional divides. […]

  Anna French 28 July 2014  

Pankhurst Google Doodle

Today Google – and the Guardian – celebrate the birthday of the great suffragette leader, Emmeline Pankhurst, and reminds us of the the amazing lengths women at the beginning of the twentieth century went to to win the […]

  Modern 15 July 2014  

Soviet Healthcare Conference

I was in Dublin at the end of last week for a conference on Soviet healthcare in comparative perspective, with a particular focus on the issues of ‘professionalization, gender and care’. Although I have done a good deal […]

  Conferences 4 June 2014  

International Women’s Day 2014

International Women’s Day has been recognised by the United Nations since 1975, but it has its roots much further back in the early twentieth century (the first National Women’s Day was celebrated in the USA on February 28th, […]

  Anna French 8 March 2014  

Celebrating the Lives of Soviet Women: Tatyana Zaslavskaya

Tatyana Ivanovna Zaslavskaya, author of the infamous April 1983 Novosibirsk Report, died recently in Moscow. Zaslavskaya was born in Kiev in 1927. After the Second World War, she studied physics and then economics at the Moscow State University, […]

  Melanie Ilic 21 October 2013