The Women’s History Network (WHN) will assemble for its 26th annual conference at the University of Birmingham on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September 2017.

Conference programme

The programme will consist of panels, roundtables/discussions, workshops and research presentations, including a plenary session with Professor Mary Vincent (University of Sheffield) and a second with Professor Joanna De Groot. Alongside these sessions, the conference will provide fantastic opportunities for networking with fellow scholars. Further information regarding the programme can be found on the programme pages – Friday 1 and Saturday 2


Rates vary according to whether or not you are a member of the WHN, and whether you are a student/ low income attendee. Further information can be found on the WHN registration page

Venue and Travel

All conference sessions will take place within the Poynting and Physics West buildings on the University of Birmingham campus. Further information regarding travel to the University, the conference venues and accessibility can be found on the venue and travel page


A list of venues in the local area can be found on the WHN accommodation page

Food and drink

WHN conference registration includes refreshments and a sandwich lunch each day, but does not include breakfast or evening meals. A list of outlets on the University campus can be found on the food and drink page, along with suggested restaurants in the local area. 

Call for papers

The Women’s History Network Annual Conference 2017 call for papers is now closed.


Enquiries about exhibition space, leafleting, and advertising in the conference programme book are welcome at any time. 

For this or any general queries, please contact us on the conference email Please also follow us on @artsatbham and @WomensHistNet and use the hashtag #WHNatUoB.