Sunday, July 19, 2009

Herstory Cafe - Summer Events - Vancouver BC Canada

Herstory Cafe Events - Summer 2009

Coming Up

Sunday, August 9, 2009 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Guided Tour of Burnaby Village Museum

A field trip to discover women's history at
the Burnaby Village Museum with a guided tour by historian Lynda Maeve Orr.

Historical walking tours:

Saturday July 25 and August 29, 2009 10 am - 12 pm
Freedom of Mobility: Women, Sports and Recreation in Vancouver's Stanley Park, 1880-1920 with historical interpreter, Jolene Cumming

Sunday July 26, 2009 10 am - 12 pm
The Women of Mount Pleasant Historical Walking Tour, Vancouver
with historical interpreter Jolene Cumming

And in September -

Thursday, September 10, 2009 7 pm
A presentation on the famous local mountaineer Phyllis Munday by author and historian Kathryn Bridge at the Vancouver City Archives in Vanier Park.

The public is encouraged to bring their Munday memorabilia to show the group.

Co-sponsored with the City of Vancouver Archives and the Women's History Network of British Columbia.
More details to follow. Free.

For details on all Herstory Cafe events, see the website:

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Women's History Network of BC 2009 Conference Update - Topic: Historical Perspectives on Women, Sports and Physical Recreation

Women’s History Network of British Columbia 2009 Conference
Vancouver, BC

Theme: Historical Perspectives on Women, Sports and Physical Recreation

Call for Papers and Presentations - Deadline extended - August 31, 2009

The Women’s History Network of British Columbia invites proposals for papers and oral or visual presentations on the theme of Historical Perspectives on Women and Sport and Physical Recreation.

Topics might focus on individual sportswomen or women’s sport teams, on the role of sports and outdoor recreation in girls’ and women’s groups and in female education, on media coverage of women’s sports and public recognition of women athletes or sport groups, or on women’s role in (or exclusion from) sports organizations, for example.

The Women’s History Network of British Columbia (WHN/BC) is a broadly based not-for-profit society that exists to enhance interest and encourage activity in women's history across BC and to celebrate the contributions women have made to the history of the province.

WHN/BC’s yearly conference, during Canada’s Women’s History Month in October, is an opportunity for networking, sharing & learning about new ideas & current research into women’s history.

The Women’s History Network of B.C. is committed to inclusivity with respect to gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, region, religion and ability.


The Conference will be in Vancouver, October 23-24, 2009. The main location will be the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame.

Deadline for proposals extended – August 31, 2009

Proposals of maximum 350 words for papers or presentations of 20 minutes in length should include contact information and a brief biography.

Please submit proposals by e-mail attachment to Dr. Linda Quiney: or by mail Dr. Linda Quiney, University of British Columbia, History Department, 1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1

More information on WHN/BC membership and activities: