"feminism" blog posts
Mary Mary, quite contrary: a statue for Wollstonecraft
Dr Myriam Wilks-Heeg gives her view on the contraversial new statue honouring feminist icon, Mary Wollstonecraft.
Posted on: 18 November 2020
Professor Elaine Chalus discusses women and elections in the age of revolution
Professor Elaine Chalus, Head of the Department of History at the University of Liverpool, was recently recorded discussing women and elections with Megan King from the University of Kent’s Age of Revolutions research project.
Posted on: 6 May 2020
Black History Month: reflecting on racialised beauty standards
For Black History Month, history student Alaina Heath reflects on racialised beauty standards and representations of Black beauty in the media.
Posted on: 26 October 2018
Why were Suffragettes force-fed in prison?
Modern history expert, Dr Sam Caslin, talks about the practise of force-feeding Suffragettes in prison, as we continue to reflect on the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which allowed (some) women the right to vote in 1918.
Posted on: 27 September 2018
Why did Suffragette Edith Rigby plant a bomb at the Cotton Exchange in Liverpool?
We hear from modern history expert, Dr Sam Caslin about how a Suffragette from Preston shook the foundations of the Cotton Exchange in the heart of Liverpool in 1913. Did campaigns like Edith's help contribute to the passing of the Representation of the People Act, which allowed (some) women the right to vote in 1918?
Posted on: 6 February 2018