"women" blog posts

Remembering the working class Suffragettes

Posted on: 15 March 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Suffragette protest 1910

Holding my £5 note with Winston Churchill’s face on it to buy my period supplies, would normally bring me anger, as this country still glorifies a man who worked against women having the right to vote.


From Uzbekistan, with love: the communist career of Evgeniia Zel’kina

Posted on: 12 March 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Evgeniia L. Zel’kina with son Kamil Ikramov

The biography of Evgeniia L’vovna Zel’kina cuts an unexpected path across the history of early Soviet Uzbekistan. Zel’kina was born in 1900 in Moscow, in the family of a Jewish doctor. After 1917, likely captivated by the new revolutionary ideology, she studied to become a professional activist at the Institute of Red Professors.


Why we need to disrupt gendered perceptions of sexual crime

Posted on: 1 March 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Illustration of two Indian women in the 19th century

When it comes to an event such as Women’s History Month, we rightly celebrate women’s achievements and the historical contributions that they have made, in addition to exploring women’s lives and experiences.


Mary Mary, quite contrary: a statue for Wollstonecraft

Posted on: 18 November 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Silver statue of a naked female body

Dr Myriam Wilks-Heeg gives her view on the contraversial new statue honouring feminist icon, Mary Wollstonecraft.


Professor Elaine Chalus discusses women and elections in the age of revolution

Posted on: 6 May 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Screenshot of the University of Kent's Age of Revolution website

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.


"Empowered working-class housewives" - Big Flame, Women and the Kirkby Rent Strike 1972-73

Posted on: 6 March 2018 | Category: 2018 posts

'Women's struggle on Tower Hill' leaflet

Inspired by the #PressForProgress theme for International Women's Day 2018, we hear from PhD student Kerrie McGiveron, who has been researching the fascinating story of the women of Big Flame, who were involved in the Kirkby rent strike in Liverpool, during the 1970s.


'Fashion and Freedom' - women and the First World War

Posted on: 24 November 2016 | Category: 2016 posts

Brightly coloured contemporary fashion designs

Corsets. Flares. Mini-skirts. They all tell us something about what was happening in society at the time that they first became popular. Looking back at fashion can give us a fresh perspective on key moments in history and on social change.