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Confirmed speakers include: Alana Harris, Amy Erickson, Caroline Barron, Jinty Nelson, Jo Fox, John Beckett, Laura Gowing, Linda Clark, Lyndal Roper, Margot Finn, Pat Thane, Peter Mandler

At the start of 2017, gender equality remains one of the most pressing issues in the historical profession. This is evident from research published by the Royal Historical Society in 2015, longstanding efforts by the Economic History Society to elevate women in their discipline, and an initiative at the University of Oxford to launch a ‘manifesto’ for Women in the Humanities. In light of King’s College London’s recent Athena SWAN bronze award submission, this event is an attempt to continue and deepen this conversation, thinking especially about how twentieth-century London institutions have both enabled and constrained female achievements in history. This event will also be an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of women doing history in the past, inaugurating a pop-up exhibition of twentieth-century London women historians at the IHR. We will ultimately aim to discuss how to ensure issues of gender equality and the contribution of women to the discipline remain at the fore of history in London via the IHR, as Britain’s ‘national’ centre for history.

This event is free and open to all, but advanced registration is required.

All lunch and refreshments will be provided

Provisional Programme

12.30-13.00 - Arrival/registration

13.00-13.15 – Opening
  • Laura Carter and Alana Harris

13.15-14.45 - Session 1: Women historians and London institutions Chair: Laura Carter
  • John Beckett
  • Linda Clark
  • Caroline Barron

14.45-16.00 - Session 2: Women historians at King’s Chair: Hannah Dawson
  • Jinty Nelson
  • Alana Harris
  • Laura Gowing

16.00-16.30 - Coffee break

16.30-18.00 - Session 3: Roundtable
  • Pat Thane
  • Margot Finn
  • Amy Erickson
  • Jo Fox

18.00-19.00 - Session 4: Current initiatives on gender equality Chair: Jon Wilson
  • Lyndal Roper
  • Peter Mandler

19.00-20.00 - Drinks reception/pop-up exhibition