**PLEASE NOTE: this event has now been postponed and will now take place later in 2024. Further details of the new date will be circulated via the RHS in due course.**
The workshop seeks to explore the question ‘How have grassroots women’s organisations effectively championed women’s rights, locally and globally, since 1918?’ and seeks to foster discussion with current members of women’s organisations to identify how past activism can inform current campaigns.
Alongside keynote talks by Professor Pat Thane and Professor Lynn Abrams, we will have an array of papers from women’s history academics and postgraduate students. We also have two exciting participatory research methods workshops. For the second of these sessions, we will be joined by members of the Tunbridge Wells SIGBI club, with whom we ran a pilot project in 2022.
We are also pleased to offer an opening event on the evening of Thursday 18 January. This will be a roundtable consisting of grassroots activists in our research network’s partner organisations: the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA), the Soroptimists International of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI), and the Women’s Institute (WI). They will share their experiences and insights from within their organisations to highlight the contribution their group makes to their local, national or international communities.