Education, College Women and Suffrage: International Perspectives

Date / time: 13 June - 14 June, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Education, College Women and Suffrage: International Perspectives

The Bedford Centre for the History of Women has teamed up with Winchester University’s Centre for the History of Women’s Education and the Historical Association to organise this international conference exploring the links between education and suffrage campaigns and the roles of college women in them. It brings together academics, researchers, school teachers, archivists, curators and students to discuss how suffrage can be researched and taught online, and in schools, HE and heritage institutions.

Keynote speakers include

  • Directors of the Albert M. Greenfield Digital Centre, Eric Pumroy (Bryn Mawr, USA) and Jennifer Redmond (Maynooth, Ire) on the Seven Sisters’ College Women Online Portal they built
  • Kay Whitehead (Flinders, Aus) on transnational teacher education and suffrage in Australia and Britain; and Elizabeth Crawford on Emily Davies education and the Garrett sisters.

There will also be exhibitions, presentations from

  • Surrey Heritage Centre
  • The Women’s Library @LSE
  • UCL Art museum, and RHUL’s Citizenship Team on building a suffrage MOOC
  • round table discussion on teaching suffrage in HE and Schools with the Historical Association.

For more information and to register, please see the website ; bursaries are also available.


Event location: Arts Building, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX