Marking Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day in March 2016, LSE Women: making history was a celebration of #LSEwomen past, present and future. Explore the rich history of women at LSE and in the wider world and get involved using #LSEwomen.
Be inspired by the world of women at LSE and beyond, discover our archives and special collections – and some hidden secrets of LSE’s past.
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‘I don’t think we can afford to leave gender to the gender theorists’: an interview with Aiko Holvikivi
Adapted from her public lecture, Mary Evans charts the history of women at LSE during the early years of the School, and changing attitudes towards women in both higher education and wider society.
Ellen Marianne Leonard (1866-1953) was a 41 year old historian who had been connected to LSE since 1896. For Sue Donnelly, writing about Ellen’s life has illustrated the difficulties of tracing the careers of women academics.
Unprejudiced, unshockable, in many ways unconventional – Adam Kuper on Audrey Richards, one of the first woman anthropologists in Africa in the 1930s.
In a 1988 letter to LSE Director I G Patel, Gowing credited LSE for her interest in history – previously she had thought it “a tedious, dynastic and bellicose business”.
Meet Mary Danvers Stocks, Baroness Stocks (1891-1975), an influential and inspirational LSE alumna, teacher, economist and activist in Baroness Stocks by Clara Cook.
Have you heard of Christian Mactaggart? Find out how she influenced early LSE in LSE’s “Deputy director, hostess, accountant, and lady of all work” – Christian Scipio Mactaggart, 1861-1943 by Sue Donnelly.
The LSE Careers blog Graduate Profile of the Week is Sarah Freytag-Traut, MSc Politics and Communication 2011.
Do you want to be the next #LSEwomen making history? Looking for a volunteering role? The LSE Volunteer Centre has put together a list of volunteering roles working with women’s charities currently live on CareerHub.
The LSE Careers blog Graduate Profile of the Week is Claire Chaumont, MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing 2011.
Politicians, academics, journalists and entrepreneurs: take inspiration from high profile women that have done great things after their studies at LSE.
Find out how Generate, LSE’s entrepreneurship programme, has supported a strong community of female entrepreneurs and get 8 top tips from LSE alumna Milena Bottero in Women in entrepreneurship on the LSE Careers blog.
At LSE, we’re fortunate to have a fascinating collection of material from what is often referred to as the Charles Booth Survey of London. Indy Bhullar shares the story of two women behind the collection, LSE founder Beatrice Potter (Webb) and Clara Collet.
LSE Library holds the diaries of Millicent Garrett Fawcett and Lucy Deane. Gillian Murphy explores their accounts and photographs of their investigations at the Boer camps.
At LSE Library we hold The Women’s Library collection, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. This amazing collection details the story of many campaigns and fights for equality, with its foundations firmly rooted in the British Suffrage movement. Eleanor Payne chooses her favourite images from The Women’s Library Flickr collection.
Kate Higgins explores The Women’s Library archive and shares the unpublished memoir of the early female barrister and LSE student 1920-21 Enid Rossiter Locket.
Gillian Murphy discusses being an exhibition curator and picks out some of her favourite items, including the Amelia Scott archive, in Curating Women, Peace and Equality.
The LSE Library’s spring public exhibition was held in conjunction with the Centre for Women, Peace and Security.
This public talk by LSE Centennial Professor Mary Evans, and chaired by Pro-Director of Research Julia Black, explored influential women in LSE’s history and the ‘woman question’ at LSE.
Date: Thursday 24 March 2016, 6.30-8pm
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Professor Mary Evans
Chair: Professor Julia Black
LSE research and expertise
The hugely popular LSE Impact blog has pulled together a series of material on the everyday reality of systemic gender bias in the academic workplace.
Helping NHS patients make the optimal hospital choice led by Barbara Fasolo
Exposing the impact of counter-terrorism on civil societies and aid led by Jude Howell
Making EU policymaking accessible and transparent led by Sara Hagemann
If you’re interested in issues relating to women and gender then LSE has a number of specialist resources for researchers and prospective students:
LSE Women: making history is led by LSE’s Communications Division. LSE Communications works with the whole LSE community to increase the impact of the School and its work. If you would like to get involved with this campaign please contact Hayley Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org. This campaign has been supported by the LSE Annual Fund.