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Women in the Humanities

Launched in 2013, Women in the Humanities (WiH) brings together scholars from across humanities disciplines to develop new approaches to women’s equalities. It is now the UK’s major forum for interdisciplinary humanities scholarship on women and encourages research related to women’s lives, identities and representations. It aims to explore how gender and sex play out in history, art, philosophy, music, language and literature, as well as the ethics and politics of gender identity and equality in the Humanities.

The programme aims to promote the opportunities Oxford offers to women working in the Humanities at all career stages. Since 2014, the programme has organised and supported an intellectually compelling series of interdisciplinary events, including conferences, public lectures, seminar series and workshops. Thanks to the generosity of an external donor, WiH has also been able to offer a number of funding opportunities for women in the humanities at Oxford to develop research ideas, write up research and develop teaching on women in the humanities.

Further details about our fellowships can be found on our ‘News’ page. Details about our forthcoming events and meetings can be found here.


Please direct all inquiries in the first instance to the Programme Co-ordinator (Eve Worth) at:

The Directors, Professors Senia Paseta and Selina Todd, can be contacted at:

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Wharton in Wartime

Speakers: Professor Dame Hermione Lee, Dr Shafquat Towheed, Dr Alice Kelly. Chair: Professor Elleke Boehmer.

Band of Angels Discussion

The full video of the TORCH 'Book at Lunchtime' roundtable discussion entitled 'Historians, invisible women and the world of stories'.