Women’s Committee

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The Committee exists primarily to promote women’s careers in economic and social history. It also encourages the pursuit of women’s history and feminist approaches to economic and social history. Currently, the Committee usually runs an annual workshop, a training day, a networking event and a dedicated session at the Annual Conference of the Economic History Society.  Details can usually be found on the Society’s Events page or you can email the Chair, Dr Emily Buchnea.

If you would like to join the Women’s Committee mailing list, please contact the Chair.

If you are already a member of the mailing list and are not receiving emails, please contact Dr Buchnea. This may be because your email address has changed and needs to be updated.

Media: If you are looking for an expert in economic and social history, then please contact Dr Buchnea.



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Date / time Event
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Women's Committee Virtual Book Club - 'Branding Trust'
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Women’s Committee Virtual Book Club
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Women’s Committee Networking Event
10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Women's Committee Online Workshop 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Women's Committee Online Book Club - Quakers in the British-Atlantic World
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Women's Committee Book Club - Female Entrepreneurs
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Women’s Committee Open Meeting – 2021 EHS Annual Conference
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Women’s Committee Panel – 2021 EHS Annual Conference
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
31st Annual Workshop: EHS Women’s Committee
23/11/2019 - 09/07/2020
All day
Women’s Committee 30th Annual Workshop
University of Manchester, Manchester

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Other information

Women’s Committee Database Project

The Women’s Committee was awarded a grant of £1,000 from the Economic History Society to conduct a survey of economic historians in UK Higher Education.  Copy of the report

Women’s Committee Conference Presentation 2012

The Women’s Committee session at the 2012 annual conference included a short presentation by Emily Buchnea on: A brief introduction to social networking for academics.

Guidelines for the Women’s Workshop and Annual Conference

Guidelines for proposing a Women’s Committee session at the annual conference

Guidelines for organising the Annual Workshop

This Committee aims to encourage women to participate in all areas of economic and social history.  Original aims of the Committee (1988).

First meeting of the Women’s Committee: read the minutes

The Committee makes a bi-annual report to the Council of the Society and the organisers of the Annual Workshop make an independent report to the Treasurer and Council.