Published date: 24 October 2017

The women’s suffrage campaign in Britain was a particularly long and difficult struggle. It was fought by women and men in cities, towns and villages right across the country.

This talk, featuring suffrage experts Tara Morton, Sarah Richardson and Elizabeth Crawford, showcases ‘Mapping Women’s Suffrage’, a new digital project which will be launched for the suffrage centenary commemorations in 2018. The project will enable the public to discover the locations of suffrage campaigners across England in 1911.

Supplemented by photographs and biographical snapshots, this talk will illuminate some of the stories of suffrage campaigners at a momentous time in women’s history.

Speaker biographies

Tara Morton is a doctoral candidate at the University of Warwick. She is using mapping methodologies to explore how suffrage artists challenged gender power relationships. She has written articles related to mapping women’s suffrage and a chapter in ‘Suffrage and Visual Culture: Art, Politics and Enterprise’ which will be published by Bloomsbury in 2018.

Sarah Richardson is an Associate Professor of British History at the University of Warwick. Her last book was ‘The Political Worlds of Women: Gender and Political Culture in Nineteenth-Century Britain’ published in 2013. She is currently working on a collective biography of the Cobden sisters.

Elizabeth Crawford is the author of ‘The Women’s Suffrage Movement: A Reference Guide’ and ‘The Women’s Suffrage Movement: A Regional Survey’. Her latest book, ‘Art and Suffrage: A Biographical Dictionary of Women Artists’ will be published by Francis Boutle Publishers in November 2017.

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