The discovery of 60 volumes of diaries belonging to suffrage society activist Kate Parry Frye, has allowed author Elizabeth Crawford to shine new light on the work of New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage during the period 1911 to 1915
Tag: women’s history
Sinead McEneaney reviews the Women and Social Movements International reference database, published by Alexander Street Press, which contains 60,000 documents relating to women in social movements in the United States.
Journalist and author Paul Mason shares his fascination with the “unruly women” of the Paris Commune
The histories of Black and minority ethnic women who served with the Allied Forces during the Second World War by Dr Jo Stanley
The story of the hundreds of Guernsey mothers and their infants who were evacuated from the island in advance of the German occupation between the 20th and 28th June 1940
Amid growing concern about the future of the Women’s Library at London Metropolitan University, Gemma Romain – last year’s Vera Douie Fellow at the library – reflects on the unique value of its holdings, and the urgent need to safeguard these collections
The film The Iron Lady has again focused attention on Margaret Thatcher and her leadership of an otherwise male-dominated Conservative Party. Steven Fielding, Nottingham University, assesses how other cultural representations of Tory women produced in the immediate aftermath of Thatcher’s downfall show how less prominent female figures reflected on the position of women in the party
On its centenary, Jinty Nelson reflects on the genesis and achievements of International Women’s Day – and the ground still to cover.