WHN Annual Conference

2018 Conference – The Campaign for Women’s Suffrage : National and International Perspectives

In 2018 our conference was held beside the sea at the University of Portsmouth. There was a wonderful range of speakers from UK and beyond, some of the highlights included Barbara Caine from the University of Sydney discussing Feminist Autobiography and the Creation of the Self and Eric Franklin from the University of Basel, Switzerland telling us about Hugh Franklin: Champion of Women’s Suffrage.  Saturday morning stated with a fascinating keynote on by the WHN treasurer Sumita Mukherjee of the University of Bristol on Indian Suffrage Campaigners and International Suffrage Networks in the Interwar Period. In the centenary  of some women in Britain gaining the vote, it was great to hear some new perspectives on this fascinating area of history.

Elizabeth Crawford delivers her keynote: ‘Millicent Garrett Fawcett: the making of a politician