Laura Gowing on BBC4' s Women's Hour
Posted on 02/05/2012
On 2 May 2012, Dr Laura Gowing, Reading in Early Modern History in the Department of History, appeared on BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour discussing the state of women's history in the cuts.
With the Women’s Library in London having cut its open hours and two high-profile MA courses in women’s history having closed, what is the future of women's history?
The recession has meant that academic budgets are being squeezed. But are some subjects traditionally perceived as being marginal, like women’s history, being disproportionately affected? Or is it just a sign that it has been successfully integrated into the mainstream?
To discuss these issues, Dr Gowing was joined by Sally Alexander, a pioneer of women’s history as a distinct subject in the 1970s.
For information and to listen to the show online see BBC Radio 4.