Reflections on 30 Years of Feminist History

Seminar/Forum

Reflections on 30 Years of Feminist History

Dulcie Hollyock Room, Ground Floor
Baillieu Library

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Feminist history, of the 1970s UK variety, began with the women’s movement. For the first decade it was almost entirely outside academia – existing in adult educational spaces, being invented with scarcely a secondary text to build on. Now, things are very different. Gender history, women’s history and the history of masculinity are mainstream, absorbed into university syllabuses, filling library shelves. What has been gained and lost in these decades? And how do the original hopes of transforming History, with a capital H, now look?

This is a seminar of the Melbourne Feminist History Group.

Catherine Hall is Professor of Modern British Social and Cultural History at University College London.

Presenter

  • Professor Catherine Hall
    Professor Catherine Hall, Professor of Modern British Social and Cultural History