Suffrage, Socialism, and Working WomenWe seek a third paper for a proposed panel on âSuffrage, Socialism, and Working Womenâ at the âWomenâs Suffrage and Political Activismâ Centenary Conference, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, England, February 3, 2018: http://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/research/conferences/current-pdfs/womens-suffrage-cfp
The conference organizersâ observation that in practice the âworking relationships between suffragists [and] socialists were often troubledâ is our starting point for considering the relationship between socialism, suffrage, and working women's concerns in the years leading up to WWI. The panel will include a discussion of the well-publicized but under-studied 1907 debate between Teresa Billington Greig, who left the WSPU and co-founded the WFL and whose essays for the socialist New Age offer a case study for debates about womenâs suffrage and socialist concerns, and Margaret Bondfield, a shop assistant-turned-union organizer who later became a prominent figure in the Labour Party. We are particularly interested in papers that address criticisms of the militant suffrage movement for sidelining working-class concerns, and papers that examine the relationship between womenâs suffrage and the adult suffrage platform supported by socialist women.
Please send a 150-word abstract and brief bio to Lise Shapiro Sanders (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Carey Snyder (email@example.com) by October 25, 2017.
Conference Location: Cambridge, England
Conference Starts: February 03, 2018
Conference Ends: February 03, 2018
CFP Submission Deadline: October 25, 2017
For more information, contact: Lise Sanders