About us


Registration is now open for H-WRBI’s Annual Conference, to be held at the University of Roehampton on 8 and 9 June 2023. The theme is mission and movement. All information can be found on the conference page.

You can register here.

You can find the preliminary programme here.


The History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland (H-WRBI) is an international network that encourages research of women religious and makes available material to facilitate research.  We are broad in scope and time period covering the history of women religious from medieval to modern times.

This international network includes  academics, archivists, students and many others interested in this area of study. We host an annual conference, communicate electronically via a listserve and social media platforms.