The 2018 James Ford History Workshop: Women’s History in Britain and Ireland: Recent Developments and Future Trajectories.

12 October 2018

Venue: TORCH, Radcliffe Humanities, Oxford 

This workshop will provide an opportunity for historians to think collectively about recent developments and future trajectories in women’s history in Britain and Ireland. The workshop will be organised around a series of panels consisting of early, mid-career and established scholars from Britain, Ireland and the USA who will speak about developments in the medieval, early modern and modern periods. There will also be panel on sex equality in the academy which will reflect on challenging the persistence of barriers to equality in history faculties.

The workshop will conclude with a public lecture by Prof. Susan Grayzel (Utah State University) one of the world’s leading scholars of British women’s history. Panellists include:

Anna Bull (University of Portsmouth)

Lindsey Earner-Byrne (University College Dublin)

Amy Louise Erickson (University of Cambridge)

Christienna Fryar (University of Liverpool)

Laura Gowing (Kings College London)

Charmian Mansell (University of Exeter)

Senia Paseta (University of Oxford)

Miri Rubin (Queen Mary, University of London)

Amanda Power (University of Oxford)

Laura Paterson (University of Oxford)

Katherine Weikert (University of Winchester)


Ford Workshop Programme

9.00 onwards: Registration

9.30: Senia Paseta and Selina Todd: welcome


9.45 – 11.00

Panel 1: Mediaeval

Amanda Power (Oxford)

Miri Rubin (QMUL)

Katherine Weikert (Winchester)


11. 00 – 12.30

Panel 2: Early Modern

Amy Louise Erickson (Cambridge)

Laura Gowing (KCL)

Charmian Mansell (Exeter)


12.30 1.30: Lunch


1.30 – 3.00

Panel 3: Late Modern

Lindsey Earner-Byrne (UCD)

Laura Paterson (Oxford)

Susan Grayzel (Utah)


3.00 – 3.30: Tea/coffee


3.30 – 5pm

Panel 4: Sex Equality in the Academy

Anna Bull (1752 Group and Portsmouth)

Christienna Fryar (Liverpool)

Senia Paseta (Oxford)



Ford lecture: Susan Grayzel


6.45: Drinks Reception


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