- The event was an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of women doing history in the past, and inaugurate a pop-up exhibition of twentieth-century London women historians at the IHR. We also discussed 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.
- The Twitter activity leading up to and during the event was tagged #womenhistorians and we've tried to capture as much of the conversation and enthusiasm as possible.
- In the days leading up to it, the excitement about the event was palpable!
- — Laura Carter (@carter740)Wed, Mar 08 2017 15:31:28Quote from A. L. Rowse, passed on to me today: 'Eileen Power, who wrote like the woman of wit and elegance she was’ #womenhistorians
- — IHR, U. of London (@ihr_history)Wed, Mar 08 2017 17:45:09
- — Laura Carter (@carter740)Sat, Mar 11 2017 20:23:51
- — Stef Eastoe (@StefEastoe)Sun, Mar 12 2017 19:00:47
- — LauraGowing (@LauraGowing)Mon, Mar 13 2017 09:19:49Excited for #womenhistorians today, huge cheers to @carter740 ! https://twitter.com/ihr_history/status/840236173020807169 …
- — LauraGowing (@LauraGowing)Mon, Mar 13 2017 09:23:20
- — Jane Winters (@jfwinters)Mon, Mar 13 2017 09:48:14
- — Hannah Elias (@hannahelias)Mon, Mar 13 2017 11:20:42
- And we were delighted to finally see the #womenhistorians portraits go up in the IHR staircase.
- — HistoryofParliament (@HistParl)Mon, Mar 13 2017 12:38:41
London's women historians: a celebration and a conversation
On 13 March 2017, the IHR hosted an event organised by Dr Laura Carter and Dr Alana Harris centred on gender equality, which remains one of the most pressing issues in the historical profession.
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