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Women’s Suffrage and Me: how mapping women’s suffrage activism speaks to local communities today (Launch Event)

07th November 2020 19:00-20:00
Talk/Webinar, Panel debate

About this event

Mapping Women's Suffrage is a community project mapping as many early twentieth-century British women's suffrage activists as possible on to an interactive map. The series of events will launch with a live webinar focusing on researching the suffrage past of your family or neighbourhood. The webinar will be followed by daily multi-media releases on a variety of themes. These will include music and women’s suffrage; suffrage walks and digital mapping; Kent: a local case study; the 1911 census and the suffrage movement; sexual violence and women’s activism. Speakers will include professional historians, independent researchers, representatives from the National Archives, the National Trust and Coventry Digital (part of Coventry City of Culture). A final webinar will consider the legacy of the suffrage movement; its resonance for contemporary activism such as #MeToo and Black Lives Matter; and how an understanding of a community’s suffrage past might lead to re-interpretations of established local histories. Our keynote speaker for this event is the women’s activist and writer, Helen Pankhurst, the great granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst. Webinar: Researching your suffrage history. The first live webinar will bring together local history and family researchers, Clare Wichbold and Margaret Scott who take us on an inspiring journey through useful suffrage resources for local and family research from Northumberland, to Herefordshire, to Lewisham, as well as revealing some of their fabulous new suffrage findings. They will be joined by Mapping Women’s Suffrage project co-ordinator and researcher, Tara Morton, and the event will be chaired by expert on women and political culture Professor Sarah Richardson, University of Warwick.

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