Women's Suffrage and Beyond: Local, National and International Contexts


4 October 2018 — 5 October 2019
Venue: Treasury, Weston Library

The demand for women’s suffrage posed one of the greatest threats to the British constitution since 1832. It galvanised women from all classes and religious backgrounds across the United Kingdom and beyond, and it represented the most sustained episode of feminist activism in the history of the British Isles. Many studies of the suffrage movement have been produced since the early twentieth century, and much excellent research has deepened our knowledge of the activists who were involved in the movement, as well as the ideas and convictions which motivated them. The centenary of women’s suffrage in 2018 presents an important opportunity to consider the historiographical debates which have underpinned scholarship on the movement, while also reflecting on the gaps that remain. Women in the Humanities will discuss these issues and others at a two-day conference, to be held at the University of Oxford on the 4th and 5th October, 2018. 

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