Women’s movements in Scotland: From enfranchisement to the referendum
A joint event with the Gender and Politics Research Group, School of Social and Political Science, which will examine women's movements in Scotland from enfranchisement to the referendum.
This joint event with the Gender and Politics Research Group, School of Social and Political Science, will examine women's movements in Scotland from enfranchisement to the referendum.
Women’s involvement in political campaigns has been a notable feature of the democratic renewal surrounding the independence referendum and the ongoing debate about further devolution of powers. In particular, feminist perspectives and demands have had a high profile recently in Scotland, as well as in UK debates.
This event will explore the presence and activities of women’s movements in Scotland, between women’s partial enfranchisement in 1918 and the present. Who were the activists and what were their demands? What difference did they make to Scottish society? Are there similarities, or lessons to be learned, or are feminist politics taking a new and different shape?
Event details Wednesday 4 February 2015, 6.00pm Teviot Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
To help with catering arrangements, please email Elaine Philip to say you will be coming.
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