Gender & History in the Americas seminars

SHAW sponsors a seminar series held at the Institute of Historical Research during academic term time, with each seminar held on the first Monday of the month at 17.30 in the Peter Marshall Room. The series offers a forum for speakers to present research investigating women’s and gender history from a hemispheric perspective that stretches from Canada to Argentina, Mexico to the Caribbean.  The convenors aim to offer a series in which new and cutting-edge ideas can be shared and discussed in an intellectual and supportive environment.peter-marshall-room

The convenors are members of SHAW, but we also welcome interest from UK-based colleagues in related disciplines who may wish to join the convening team. If you have queries about the seminar series, please e-mail us at

All the information can be found on the IHR’s seminar page but the programme for the rest of the 2016/2017 year is posted below.

Some previous seminars are also available as a podcast.

3 October Roundtable with Iwan Morgan (UCL) & Sylvia Shaw (University of Westminster): Hillary Clinton and the US Presidential Election: (historical) perspectives on women in US politics
7 November Anne Boyd Rioux (University of New Orleans) The Story of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women
5 December Roundtable: Fifty Years since Barbara Welter’s ‘The Cult of True Womanhood’
9 January Brian Kennedy (University of Hertfordshire) Irish Catholic Family Values and New Deal Liberalism
6 February Whitney Wood (Birkbeck) A New Way to Birth? Canadians and the Early Natural Childbirth Movement,
6 March Jonathan Coburn (University of Hull)“We Saw Ourselves as New”: Historical Consciousness in the Women’s Peace Movement
24 April Say Burgin (University of Leeds) “We must first face the issue of racism in ourselves”: The US Women’s Liberation Movement and the Myth of White Ejection from the Black Power Movement
8 May Eilidh Hall (University of East Anglia) Negotiation as Feminist Activism in Chicana Literature and Culture
5 June Camilla Cowling (University of Warwick) Title: TBC