The Women’s Studies Group: 1558-1837
Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, 2015-16
The Women’s Studies Group: 1558-1837 is a small, informal multi-disciplinary group formed to promote women’s studies in the early modern period and the long eighteenth century. Since it was established in the early 1980s, the group has enabled those interested in women’s and gender studies to keep in touch with each other, to hear about members’ interests and relevant publications, and to organise regular meetings and an annual workshop where members can meet and discuss women’s studies topics. The group also offers advice and opportunities to engage in activities that increaseopportunities for publication, or enhance professional profiles in other ways.
The WSG invites submissions for papers to be given at group meetings. Papers can be any length up to 35 minutes, and can be formal or informal, or even work in progress. The papers are followed by very supportive and informal discussion by members present. Men and women are invited to become members of our group and to give papers.
The topics can be anything related to any aspect of women’s studies: not only women writers, but any activity of a woman or women in the period, or anything that affects or is affected by women in this time period, such as the law, religion, etc. Male writers writing about women or male historical figures who have a bearing on the condition of women in this period are also a potential topic.
The group will be meeting at the Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ. WSG membership is open to men and women, graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars. Please see the WSG website for more information.
All meetings are on Saturdays: in the 2015-2016 sessions, the dates are
Saturday 26th September, 2015
Saturday 28th November, 2015
Saturday 30th January, 2016.
Sessions are expected to run from 2.00 – 5.00pm.
Please email Carolyn D. Williams.