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The National Archives
Suffragettes: Did militancy help or hinder the fight for the franchise?
18:00 – 19:30pm, 20 February 2018
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew, TW9 4DU
By 1912, militancy associated with the Suffragette movement hit its peak, with regular arson attacks, window-smashing campaigns and targeting of MP’s houses. In retrospect, these tactics are often what the movement is famed for. But did they help or hinder the cause?
An evening debate with Dr. Fern Riddell, Elizabeth Crawford and Professor Krista Cowman.
For more information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/suffragettes-did-militancy-help-or-hinder-the-fight-for-the-franchise-tickets-40906262733?aff=ebapi
Royal Holloway College
Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Frye’s Suffrage Diary
6.15pm, 22 February 2018
Windsor Auditorium, Royal Holloway College, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX
Elizabeth Crawford gives a talk about the involvement of one woman in the suffrage campaign, as both volunteer and as paid organizer. Based on Kate Frye’s diaries, now held by Royal Holloway College.
For more details: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/aboutus/newsandevents/events/eventsarticles/suffrage-education-activism-and-votes-for-women.aspx
Suffrage Stories: London Women Who Fought for the Vote
6.30 to 7.45pm, Monday 26 February 2018
Kensington Central Library, 12 Phillimore Walk, London W8 7RX
Elizabeth Crawford presents a short history of the women’s suffrage movement, highlighting the role of Millicent Fawcett and Kate Frye, who have a very particular link to Kensington.
For more information: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/libraries/news-and-events/special-events-adults#suffrage-stories-london-women-who-fought-for-the-vote
People's History Museum - Manchester (with Manchester Metropolitan University)
The Drama of the Suffrage Movement
‘The procession was like a medieval festival, vivid with simple grandeur’: banners of the women’s suffrage movement.
10:00 – 18:00pm, Saturday10 March 2018
People's History Museum, Left Bank, Manchester M3 3ER
Discover the suffrage movement through papers, posters and performance. Join suffrage historians Elizabeth Crawford and Katharine Cockin as they discuss the art of suffrage theatre, the Actresses' Franchise League and suffrage processions, explore the museum galleries to find suffrage posters and recordings, and enjoy short performances from suffrage plays and speeches. Performed by renowned suffrage actor and historian Dr Naomi Paxton and students from the University of Salford.
For more information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-drama-of-the-suffrage-movement-tickets-41137230564
Friends of Salisbury Cathedral
Millicent Garrett Fawcett: Campaigning with Friends and Family
19:00 - 20:30pm, Tuesday13 March 2018
Refectory Restaurant, Salisbury Cathedral, 6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EJ
A talk by Elizabeth Crawford about Millicent Fawcett and her circle, exploring the part she played in improving lives of women in the 19th and 20th centuries and her contribution to women’s suffrage. Millicent was a tireless advocate of the vote for women — a peaceful campaigning suffragist as opposed to the more radical suffragettes.
For more information: https://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/events/friends-salisbury-cathedral-talk-millicent-garrett-fawcett
London School of Economics
Who Were the Suffrage Artists? Lives Revealed
6.30pm – 8.00pm, Friday 3 March 2018
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ
The artwork of the suffrage movement has never been so widely disseminated as today. This talk examines the artists responsible for the iconography behind the campaign. Based on research for a new book, Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists, this illustrated talk will reveal something of their lives.
For more information: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/events/suffrage18/who-were-the-suffrage-artists-lives-revealed
Pictures and Politics: the art of suffrage propaganda
10.00am - 11.00am, Saturday 24 March 2018
Library, Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London SE1 9DA
The early-20th-century women’s suffrage campaign was the most visual of all those conducted by contemporary pressure groups. Elizabeth Crawford’s illustrated talk will discuss the wide range of art and artefacts - posters, postcards, cartoons, banners, china, and jewellery – created by artists sympathetic to the suffrage cause and reveal something of their creators, many of whose lives have hitherto been un-regarded.
For more information: https://cathedral.southwark.anglican.org/whats-on/stories-of-women-a-day-of-talks-exploring-women-s-history/?d=636574824000000000
Museum of London
The Suffragette Legacy
2pm, 24 March 2018 - PM
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN
Elizabeth Crawford joins a panel discussion on the legacy of the suffrage movement through the eyes of contemporary writers. The discussion will be followed by book signings by the authors and an exclusive presentation of the museum’s unrivalled Suffragette collection.
For more information: https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london/whats-on/suffragette-legacy?id=152608
Wandsworth Local History Society
Votes for Women
8pm to 9.15pm, Friday 27 April 2018
Friends' Meeting House, 59 Wandsworth High St, London SW18 2PT
Elizabeth Crawford gives an illustrated talk on the history of the women’s suffrage movement, 1866–1928, with particular emphasis on the part Wandsworth played in the London campaign.
For more information: http://www.wandsworthhistory.org.uk/talks.htm#
Royal Holloway College
Education, College Women and Suffrage: International Perspectives
3-14 June 2018
Royal Holloway College, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX
Elizabeth Crawford, renowned suffrage researcher, writer and book-dealer https://womanandhersphere.com/ will be talking about the links between education and suffrage in relation to the Garrett sisters and Emily Davies.
For more information: https://educationcollegewomenandsuffrage.wordpress.com/
University of Surrey
Centennial Reflections on Women's Suffrage and the Arts
29-30 June 2018
University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
The 2018 centenary of the Representation of the People Act (6 February 1918), which granted the vote to many women in the UK, yields an ideal opportunity for sustained critical reflection on women’s suffrage. This conference seeks to explore the artistic activities nurtured within the movement, their range and legacy, as well as the relationships between politics and art.
For more information: https://suffragecentennial.wordpress.com/
The Road to Vote: Celebrating 100 Years of U.K. Women’s Suffrage:
Conference organised by Road Scholar
11-19 September 2018
Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Rd, Cambridge CB3 0BU
Celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the United Kingdom’s women’s suffrage, as you gain a deeper understanding of this movement through lectures and expert-led speaker discussions.
For more information: https://www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/23142/the-road-to-vote-celebrating-100-years-of-u-k-women-s-suffrage
Elizabeth Crawford on Parliamentary Radio
Available as an MP3 file to download.
100 years since the Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison stepped into the path of the King's horse, Parliament pays tribute to her. Featuring the Labour MP Alison McGovern, Elizabeth Crawford, the suffragette historian, and Irene Cockroft, of the Bourne Hall Museum in Ewell, Surrey. All have their own Emily Wilding Davison stories, including an eye witness account of Emily’s funeral procession from Kate Frye.
To listen to Elizabeth Crawford Parliamentary Radio visit: womanandhersphere.com/2013/06/07/suffrage-stories-parliamentary-radio-interviews-recorded-at-the-emily-wilding-davison-event-in-the-house-of-commons-tuesday-4-june-2013/
Elizabeth Crawford writes for the British Library Untold Lives blog
Guest blogger Elizabeth Crawford writes for the British Library about Emily Wilding Davison and her friends as part of their series of stories on campaigns for women's rights.
To read the blog: britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/untoldlives/2013/06/emily-wilding-davison-perpetuating-the-memory.html
Elizabeth Crawford on the OUP blog: Why is Emily Wilding Davison remembered as the first suffragette martyr?
“She paid ‘the price of freedom’. Glad to pay it — glad though it brought her to death (..) the first woman martyr who has gone to death for this cause.” Who do you think was the subject of this eulogy? Was it Emily Wilding Davison, the centenary of whose death is being honoured this June?
To read the blog: http://blog.oup.com/2013/06/why-is-emily-wilding-davison-remembered-as-the-first-suffragette-martyr/