Women’s History Month
Jess McCabe // 14 January 2011
UPDATE: Chitra from WHM asked me to add: “WHM is a collaborative project and we’re looking for women to get involved in many ways: researching and writing for our website, writing lesson plans, contributing to our reading list, suggesting links to other similar organisations, organising events and joining the committee!” Get in touch with them at firstname.lastname@example.org
March is Women’s History Month. Even though that’s two months away, the pre-launch event for an organisation – also called Women’s History Month is taking place next week in London, with the aim of revitalising the annual event.
So I feel justified in pointing you to their fabulous website, which is packed full of interesting stuff already.
Sure, you can check out the events page to see some of the stuff already scheduled for March, but also check out:
- 10 things invented by women (includes computer programming, dipped headlights and paper bags).
- Living histories – taking the concept of WHM right up to contemporary times
- UK women’s firsts, including the first female lighthouse-keeper, the first woman to compete in a motor race, the first black woman to become an MP and the first female football commentator.
- Profiles of women in history
It’s great to see a fresh effort to put the spotlight on women in history.