On Saturday the 10th of February 2018 – 2.00pm to 5.00pm at the International Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 5FN Krista Cowman will discuss:
What was militant about the British women’s suffrage campaign?
British women fought for the vote over a long period of time. By the middle of the nineteenth century, individual demands for the vote had coalesced into a national suffrage movement with branches and meetings throughout the country. But it was not until the arrival of militancy in the early part of the last century that the British campaign came to dominate the newspapers at home and abroad.
In this centenary year, this talk will explore what was distinctive about the militant movement that emerged in Britain, and question how important militancy was in achieving votes for women.
Krista Cowman is Professor of History at the University of Lincoln. She has published and broadcast widely on the British suffrage movement, including Women of the Right Spirit (2007) the first book-length study of the many forgotten women who worked as full-time organisers for the militant Women’s Social and Political Union. She recently worked as historical advisor
for the feature film Suffragette (dir. Sarah Gavron, 2015).
Other events at the conference Other speakers to be confirmed.
Book Stall- provided by Five Leaves Book Shop, Stalls and Displays,
Refreshments, There will be a Q and A on the Suffragette film led by Krista
The cost of the conference including refreshments is £3
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07500534563 or via e mail on firstname.lastname@example.org