New collaborative doctoral award: ‘Commemorating the Equal Franchise Act and Historicising Women’s Social and Political Lives at National Trust Properties in 1920s Britain’. The successful candidate will work with National Trust properties and collections across Britain to produce cutting-edge new research and public engagement outputs for the 2028 centenary of the 1928 Equal Franchise Act. This Act finally gave British women the right to vote on equal terms with men, expanding the 1918 Representation of the People Act which enfranchised women over the age of 30 with the necessary property requirements.
The PhD will begin in Autumn 2024 and is fully funded for four years. The PhD researcher will be based at the University of Birmingham with Dr Zoe Thomas and will also benefit from the expertise of supervisors based at the University of Warwick (Dr Laura Schwartz) and the National Trust (Helen Antrobus).
Please do share with any promising researchers, especially those who are interested in the history of women, gender, class, domestic service, and developing engaging public engagement activities.
More information is available here https://www.midlands4cities.ac.uk/find-a-project/ and in the attached document: https://www.midlands4cities.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/UoB-National-Trust-.pdf