The flourishing of feminist bookshops was made possible by some factors unique to the 1970s and 80s. It was not, however, the political opposition that destroyed most of the radical bookshops by the end of the 1990s.
‘What is the History of Sexuality?’ at Birkbeck brought together doctoral students from across the world, and was an opportunity for their innovative research to be critiqued and developed through discussion with scholars in the field.
Sarah Jackson and public historian Sara Huws, along with a team of volunteers, are working towards creating an East End Women’s Museum following protests at the opening of a Jack the Ripper Museum on Cable Street, London.
On its centenary, Jinty Nelson reflects on the genesis and achievements of International Women’s Day – and the ground still to cover.
‘Made in Dagenham’, the new film by Nigel Cole and Stephen Woolley, captures a key moment in British trade union history. It’s about the landmark strike in 1968 by women machinists at Ford’s factory.