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WHS Annual Conference - Feminisms: Histories, Ideas & Practice
Fri 9 September 2016, 09:00 – 17:00 BST
Women's History Scotland are delighted to invite you to our annual conference - 'Feminisms: Histories, Ideas & Practices'. We have a very exciting line-up of speakers exploring wide-ranging themes including feminist activism, material and visual cultures, and biographies.
This year's Sue Innes Memorial Lecture will be delivered at the conference by Zoe Fairbairns, entitled 'Five Decades, Five Feminisms'.
Zoë Fairbairns first encountered the words ‘women’s’, ‘liberation’ and ‘movement’ side by side in the same phrase in 1969. She was in the USA at the time, but couldn’t wait to hurry back to St Andrews University (from which she was taking a year out) and set up something similar. By the time she got back, feminism had already arrived. Together with fellow-student Sue Innes, and others, Zoë became a founder-member of the St Andrews University Women’s Liberation group.
Zoë is a novelist, short story writer, journalist and playwright. Her books include Benefits, Closing and Other Names. She co-authored the pamphlet Saying What We Want: Women’s Demands in the Feminist Seventies and Now. She is a member of the Women’s Equality Party and the Fawcett Society, and is a Friend of the Feminist Library. She also meets regularly with a group of other women who were active as feminists in the 1970s and who want to continue raising their consciousness. She teaches creative writing at the City Lit in London, where she lives. Her website is at www.zoefairbairns.co.uk
The conference will be held at Glasgow Women's Library. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Women's History Scotland have decided to make this year's conference as accessible as possible and so will not be charging a fee for attendance, but instead suggesting a donation to WHS on the day if attendees are willing/ able. All are very welcome and we look forward to seeing you on the 9th September!
For the full programme of events, visit our website - http://womenshistoryscotland.org/ - or Twitter page - @WomensHistScot. Any queries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.