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Women’s History Network Annual Conference, 2016

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The Studio by Academie Julian student Marie Bashkirtseff

​​​In September 2016, Leeds Trinity University is honoured to be hosting the 25th annual Women's History Network conference on the theme of Women's Material Cultures and Environments. 

Who is the conference for? 
Those working in archaeology, museums studies, ​geography, history of science, technology and medicine, art history, environmental history and all forms of history for any period, focused on women, are encouraged to contribute and/or attend. 

Conference highlights
Leeds Trinity is delighted to welcome Dr Jane Hamlett (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Professor Yosanne Vella (University of Malta) as its keynote speakers. 

Jane Hamlett is a Reader in Modern British History and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of the Body and Material Culture in the History Department at Royal Holloway, University of London. Yosanne Vella is an associate professor in history pedagogy in the Faculty of Education at the University of Malta.  She is a history teacher trainee and she lectures on various topics on history teaching. 

We're also pleased to welcome Kitty Ross (Curator of Leeds History and Social History, Leeds Museums and Galleries), who will deliver the Conference's illustrated talk. She will tease out women's voices from the museum's collections and looking at how museum objects can shed light on women's lives and experiences. 

Kitty has worked for Leeds Museums and Galleries since 1997 with responsibility for the Leeds History and social history collections. 

About the Women's History Network
The Women's History Network is a national association and charity for the promotion of women's history and the encouragement of women and men interested in women's history. Please visit the Women's History Network website for more information. 

Friday 16 – Saturday 17 September, 2016

Leeds Trinity University

Where can I find out more information?
​Visit the Women's History Network Annual Conference website​ to find out more and register​. Looking for something specific? The following links may help:

Conference Programme 

IMAGE CREDIT: ‘In the Studio’ painting of the Academie Julien in Paris, 1881, by Marie Bashkirtseff (1858 – 1884), held at Dnipropetrovsk State Art Museum, online at: