In May 2019, our two-day conference entitled “Women Editors in Europe” brought together periodical scholars from all over the world to reflect on female editorship across national borders. One of the keynote speakers was Jozefien Daelemans, the editor of Charlie Magazine, a contemporary magazine published in Belgium that describes itself as a ” tabooless online magazine with a female outlook”. Daelemans’ talk reflected on her role as a female editor in today’s society and her decision to depict a diverse and inclusive image of femininity in the magazine. Recently, Charlie Magazine published an article by WeChangEd researcher, Charlotte D’Eer, on women editors and the periodical press in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The article shows how historical research on female editors shapes our understanding of women’s position in the current press landscape.

Read Charlotte’s article here!