Dr Helen Glew

Senior Lecturer

+44 20 7911 5000 ext 69053
309 Regent Street London W1B 2HW

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I earned a BA Honours in English Literature & History at the University of Lancaster, from where I also graduated with a Masters in Historical Research, specialising in social and cultural history. In 2010 I received a PhD from the University of London (Institute of Historical Research), which was funded by an AHRC collaborative doctoral award with the British Postal Museum & Archive. My thesis examined women's employment and equality campaigns in the General Post Office, 1914-1939.

I teach on a range of modules in History at Westminster, including:

  • 1HIS417 The French Revolution
  • 1HIS418 The Great Wen: London in the Age of the Victorians
  • 1HIS516 New Liberals to New Labour: British Politics 1905-1997
  • 1HIS531 Public History: London, History and Museums
  • 1HIS532 Jack the Ripper: Myth, Reality and Popular History
  • 1HIS658 Women and the Women's Movement, 1918 - 1970
  • 1HIS660 Practical Work in Hostorical Archives
  • 1HIS699 History Dissertation

Current research interests: I am currently completing a book project on women employed in the civil service and the London County Council in early twentieth century Britain. My new research project aims to examine changing attitudes to married women and paid work in Britain and Canada from the 1920s to the 1970s.

I have also been working with several University of Westminster colleagues on volume 3 of the University's history, writing a chapter on Quintin Hogg and his legacy and a chapter charting women's experiences at Regent Street Polytechnic.

Grants

  • AHRC collaborative doctoral award (2005-2008)
  • Ontario Bicentennial Foundation award for research in Ontario, April 2012

2017

Providing and Taking the Opportunity: Women Civil Servants and Feminist Periodical Culture in Interwar Britain (2017)
Glew, H. 2017. Providing and Taking the Opportunity: Women Civil Servants and Feminist Periodical Culture in Interwar Britain. in: Clay, Catherine, DiCenzo, Maria, Green, Barbara and Hackney, Fiona (ed.) The Edinburgh Companion to Women’s Print Media in Interwar Britain (1918–1939) Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press.
Regulating Marriage: Gender, the Public Service, the Second World War and Reconstruction in Britain and Canada (2017)
Glew, H. 2017. Regulating Marriage: Gender, the Public Service, the Second World War and Reconstruction in Britain and Canada. in: Peniston-Bird, C. and Vickers, E. (ed.) Gender and the Second World War: Lessons of War London Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 88-100

2016

The married woman worker in Chatelaine magazine, 1948-1964 (2016)
Glew, H. 2016. The married woman worker in Chatelaine magazine, 1948-1964. in: Hawkins, S., Phillips, N., Ritchie, R. and Kleinberg, S.J. (ed.) Women in Magazines: Research, Representation, Production, and Consumption New York Routledge. pp. 137-147

2013

Women at the polytechnic (2013)
Glew, H. 2013. Women at the polytechnic. in: Penn, E. (ed.) Educating mind, body and spirit: the legacy of Quintin Hogg and the polytechnic, 1864-1992 Cambridge Granta Editions.
Quintin Hogg and his legacy (2013)
Glew, H. 2013. Quintin Hogg and his legacy. in: Penn, E. (ed.) Educating mind, body and spirit: the legacy of Quintin Hogg and the polytechnic, 1864-1992 Cambridge Granta Editions.

2016

Gender, Rhetoric and Regulation: women's work in the Civil Service and the London County Council, 1900-55 (2016)
Glew, H. 2016. Gender, Rhetoric and Regulation: women's work in the Civil Service and the London County Council, 1900-55. Manchester Manchester University Press.

2015

Introduction: ‘Women as Wives and Workers: Marking Fifty Years of The Feminine Mystique’ Special Issue (2015)
Ritchie, R., Glew, H., Hamlett, J., McEneaney, S. and Thomas, Z. 2015. Introduction: ‘Women as Wives and Workers: Marking Fifty Years of The Feminine Mystique’ Special Issue. History of Women in the Americas. 3, pp. 1-8.

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