Suffragette Legacy; How does the History of Feminism Inspire Current Thinking in Manchester?

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Camilla Mørk Røstvik/University of Manchester with People's History Museum Manchester

Suffragette Legacy
How does the History of Feminism Inspire Current Thinking in Manchester?
Saturday 8 March 2014

Call for Papers
From The Village and David Bowie's Suffragette City to Femen activists and Pussy Riot, the suffragette legacy is everywhere in modern culture.

As part of the Manchester Wonder Women events celebrating International Women's Day 2014, this one-day conference seeks to bring together academics, artists, politicians and activists to present and speak about how their work is affected by the suffragette legacy of feminism.

Welcoming academic papers, feminist theory, dance, music or other, this one-day conference wishes to bring together different people to reflect on the important, but often complex, legacy of the suffragettes. Within an interdisciplinary context we wish to explore if, how and why the movement still matters in politics, academia, the arts and other aspects of modern Manchester.

Papers or submissions are welcome from any background, but special consideration will be given to anyone who directly engages with the Manchester history of the women's movement.

Send your proposed paper, project or idea to by 15 October 2013 at 12pm. We will let you know if you have been successful by 1st November.

If your work has a particularly visual or performance element, do send us lots of details about it. We are hoping to display related materials, objects and artworks, so any visual output is welcome in the planning stages.

Deadline: 15 October 2013 at 12pm

Contact info:

Venue: People's History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3ER


Fee: £25/ £15 (concessions, students or unwaged - proof required) bursaries may be available in the Autumn

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