The second lecture in the ‘Uncovering Women’s History series’ is entitled ‘Writing Medieval Economic History during the Interwar Years’ and will be delivered by Professor Maxine Berg.

Maxine Berg FBA is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Warwick, Honorary Fellow of Balliol College and Associate Member of the History Faculty, Oxford.  She has researched and written about many areas of economic and social history including women’s history. Maxine has also published several books, including ‘A Woman in History: Eileen Power 1889-1940 (1996)’ which will be the focus of her fascinating lecture.

Eileen Power ranked among the most well-known medieval historians of the interwar years. She developed the women’s history and social history she was famed for through the 1920s as part of her activism in the peace and suffrage movements.  As war loomed again in the later 1930s she greatly extended her comparative social/economic history into world history.  As Professor of Economic History at the LSE from 1931 until her death in 1940 she was the second woman to hold this chair and among the handful of women who held chairs in history in Britain until after the 1980s.

Book your free space at this fascinating lecture here.