From Somerville to Westminster, 1893 – 1946
A one-day Symposium and room-naming ceremony to be held at SOMERVILLE COLLEGE,OXFORD to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the death of Eleanor Rathbone (1872 – 1946), Somerville’s first Member of Parliament. Friday 22 January 2016, 9.30 am – 4.30pm.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Susan Pedersen, Professor of History, Columbia University, New York. Professor Pedersen will discuss the network of female support that underlies Rathbone’s achievements.
Confirmed speaker: Dr Julie Gottlieb, University of Sheffield. ‘Eleanor Rathbone and the Women Churchillians: The Gender Politics of Anti-Appeasement.’
The conference organisers welcome proposals for papers covering the period 1893- 1946 which explore campaigns and issues with which Eleanor was engaged, such as, but not limited to:
- Politics, national and international
- Social change
- Citizenship and suffrage
- Family and child poverty
- Welfare reform
- Women in the public sphere
Please submit an abstract of 200 – 300 words to Susan Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lesley Urbach (email@example.com) by 20 September 2015. The cost, which includes a two-course buffet lunch, all teas, coffees and biscuits, is £ 25.00 for delegates and £ 12. 50 for students.
For enquiries and to book a place please e mail. Dr Susan Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org
The symposium is supported by Rathbones, Liverpool and London, and Somerville College, Oxford.