Birmingham Women: Past & Present Revisited is a new project by Women's History Birmingham that will update the sponsored walk Birmingham Women: Past & Present that was produced by the Feminist Review journal in the 1980s.
At this event Professor Catherine Hall will talk about putting together the original Birmingham Women trail. A feminist scholar, Hall withdrew from her first doctorate at the University of Birmingham to participate in second-wave feminism and was prominent in Birmingham Women’s Liberation. Since 2009, she has been Professor of Modern British Social and Cultural History at University College London.
Two of Catherine's publications featured Birmingham, Family fortunes: men and women of the English middle class, 1780-1850 (new edn. London: Routledge, 2002), which she published with Leonore Davidoff in 1987, and Civilising Subjects; metropole and colony in the English imagination 1830-1867 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002), one of the first substantive feminist histories to take up questions of race as central to the formation of modern Britain, a work influenced by black feminism. See more about Catherine's work, including discussion about a Birmingham-based consciousness-raising group here http://www.bl.uk/people/catherine-hall.
During the second half of the event there will an opportunity to explore women's history in the city from people's personal experiences and to find out how to get involved in the project.
Please note that this event will be filmed. If you prefer not to be filmed then please contact the organisers before the event or let us know on the day. Thanks.