Teaching Women’s History in Schools: Time to Take Action

More young people are studying GCSE history than ever before. As the guardians of our past, history teachers have a tremendous responsibility to ensure that these young people have access to a wide range of historical narratives. Women’s history, in particular, needs to be brought to the forefront. Recent statistics show that history is the most…

Is it me? Teaching gender history …

by Joanne Bailey This post was originally published here I’ve been working on a second-year module this week that has a new title and upgrade:Culture, Community and Family in Britain 1660-1918. I’m pretty pleased with it as I’ve organised it to cover some of the topics I think are really exciting and which will help students…

The F Word: Teaching Nineteenth Century Feminism

by Laura Wood   This year I am teaching on a module titled ‘English Literature and Feminisms 1790-1899’ in the English department at the University of Warwick. One thing that I hadn’t expected was the warning I received from several people, that a module with the word ‘feminism’ in the title would attract very few…