Herstory Club was established to bring women with a passion for history together, offering an opportunity for both professional and social connections.
On our Directory page, you will find the details of women in all areas of historical interest and study. However your interest manifests; whether you’re an aspiring historian, working in a related industry or someone who just loves history, please feel free to join our digital community. You do not need to be an academic or hold any qualifications; we are here simply to celebrate and connect women with a shared love of history!
Our collaborative Blog aims to share stories about women in history as well as providing a platform for women with a passion for history to share stories that are in any way related to our monthly theme. We are currently seeking articles for the following:
December: The 20s
January: Film and TV
Head over to our Write For Us page for further details!
Our featured profile this week is author Louise Fein.
Louise Fein has an MA in creative writing from St Mary’s university, London. Her first novel, People Like Us, is publishing in May 2020, also named Daughter of the Reich in the US and Canada editions, and is to be translated into 8 foreign languages. The book is set in 1930’s Leipzig and tells the story of Hetty, a young girl, fed a diet of Nazi propaganda and keen to play her part in Hitler’s thousand-year Reich, until she encounters Walter, a Jew. As the 1930’s spiral ever deeper into anti-Semitic fervour, Hetty’s relationship with Walter puts her beliefs into stark conflict. The novel was inspired by the experience of her father’s family, who escaped from the Nazis and arrived in England as refugees in the 1930’s. Louise is currently working on her second novel, set in 1920’s England, and explores themes of class, social change and social stigma. Her novels, although set in the past, have a resonance and relevance with issues today.