Event location: Old Fire Station, Salford University
Date: 3rd Nov 2018
Event time: 10:00 to 16:00
A one-day conference examining the broad range of campaigns to extend the right to vote which have been virtually ignored in this centenary year. The event runs alongside the Library's exhibition Votes for women...or votes for ladies? which opened on 5 October. There will be the opportunity to view the exhibition, which will display items bought as part of the Library's Heritage Lottery-funded Voting for Change project, at lunchtime during the conference.
9.30 – 9.50 Registration
9.50 – 10.00 Welcome and Introduction. Maggie Cohen (Chair).
10.00 – 10.50 CLASS AND ADULT SUFFRAGE DURING THE GREAT WAR. Professor Karen Hunt, University of Keele.
10.50 - 11.10 Tea/Coffee break
11.10 - 11.50 VOTES FOR WHICH WOMEN? MARGARET LLEWELYN DAVIES, THE WOMEN’S CO-OPERATIVE GUILD AND ADULT SUFFRAGE. Ruth Cohen, Independent Scholar and biographer of Margaret Llewelyn Davies.
11.50 - 12.30 “MY UNYIELDING AND OBSTINANT CHARACTER”: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LIFE OF MARGARET ASHTON 1856-1937, MANCHESTER’S FIRST WOMAN COUNCILLOR, DETERMINED SUFFRAGIST AND CAMPAIGNER FOR PEACE AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS. Ali Ronan, Feminist Historian and Community Activist.
12.30 - 1.30 Lunch, at the Library
1.30 - 2.20 ANNIE TOWNLEY AND MABEL TOTHILL: CAMPAIGNING FOR SUFFRAGE, PEACE AND SOCIALISM IN BRISTOL 1912-1920s. Professor June Hannam, University of the West of England.
2.20 - 2.35 Tea/Coffee Break
2.35 - 3.15 SYLVIA PANKHURST’S SUFFRAGE TOURS OF NORTH AMERICA AND THE WORKING CLASS SUFFRAGETTES OF EAST LONDON. Kate Connelly, Arcadia University and biographer of Sylvia Pankhurst.
3.15 - 4.05 BEYOND THE VOTE: THE WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE’S WIDER FEMINIST ASPIRATIONS, 1907 -1962. Claire Eustance, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Greenwich.
4.05 - 4.30 FEEDBACK - and the conference will close with a re-enactment of the meeting that convened the 1916 Burnage Milk Strike, staged by women from Burnage Activity and Information Hub.
We are most grateful to the University of Salford for hosting this event.
Tickets including lunch and teas/coffees price £18 (£10 concessions i.e. full-time students, unemployed and retired people) + booking fee are available via Eventbrite here.