Sisters Beyond the Workplace: Working-class Women & Political & Social Reform
24 November 2018
Half day conference organised by the SSLH followed by AGM. The Mechanics Institute, Manchester.
This event will explore aspects of labour, gender and radical history, within the historic grade-II listed Mechanics Institute in Manchester (established in 1824), where the Trades Union Congress was formed in 1868.
Kerrie Mcgiveron (University of Liverpool), ‘Women Organising in the Area’: Big Flame & women’s activism in Kirkby & East London, 1972-74.’
Sarah Hellawell (University of Sunderland), ‘The English Women’s Co-operative Guild & Internationalism during the interwar years.’
John Belchem (University of Liverpool), ‘Feminism, homophobia & adultery: Henry Hunt, William Cobbett & the first petition for female suffrage.’
2.30- 4.00 - AGM of the Society for the Study of Labour History
This free event will take place at the Mechanics Institute in Central Manchester - https://www.mechanicsinstitute.co.uk/ Lunch provided - please email organiser if you have specific dietary requirements firstname.lastname@example.org