Slow E-Conference programme: sites of feminist memory – Remembering suffrage in Europe and the United states of america


Sites of Feminist Memory: Remembering Suffrage in Europe and the United States of America

Phase 1: 7 May – 7 June 2021

Phase 2: 8-11 June 2021

This is a slow e-conference.

In phase 1, attendees are invited to read, listen and watch the papers listed below and post comments & questions for speakers in the comments section of each panel.

In phase 2, speakers will answer those comments and questions in a series of live Zoom sessions (times and dates for these can be found below).

If you wish to attend the conference, please email us at by 5 May 2021. The link to the conference website  will be sent out on  6 May 2021.



Sharon Crozier-De Rosa (University of Wollongong): “‘Dead Women Can’t Vote’: Contesting Consent when (Mis)Remembering Suffragists”

Live on Zoom on Tuesday June 8th, 2021 – 9.00-10.00 A.M Paris time


Making feminist memory: the politics of remembering suffrage

Part 1: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

4.00-5.00 P.M Paris time

Chair: Marc Calvini-Lefebvre

Mariah Gruner (Boston University): “Folded into the Archive: racialized textile labors and the work of suffrage remembrance”

Lisa M Tetrault (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania): “Susan B. Anthony down the racist rabbit hole: a journey into the bizarre”

Part 2: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

3.00-4.00 P.M Paris time

Chair: Nicolas Boileau

Liviana Gazzetta (Independent Scholar): “Une saison de mémoire du premier féminisme italien (1869-1882): hétérogenèse du message”

Mariana Ripoll-Fonollar (University of the Balearic Islands): “Romance as historiography: at the crossroads of commemoration and commodification”


Hegemonic memorial practices: sites of suffrage memory at/in/and the centre

Part 1: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

4.30-5.30 P.M Paris time

Chair: Nicolas Boileau

Veronica Wilson (University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown): “The memorial reinvention of Susan Lawrence Dana”

Claire Delahaye (Université Gustave Eiffel): “‘A museum and a laboratory of feminism’: The National Woman’s Party Headquarters in Washington, D.C.”

Part 2: Thursday, June 10, 2021

3.00-4.00 P.M Paris time

Chair: Anne Légier

Seda Arikan (Fırat University, Turkey) & Omer Erkut Bulut (King’s College, London): “A feminist site that is ruined and polished: Halide Edib Adivar and her disputed bust in Turkish history”

Günül Bakay (Bahçeşehir University İstanbul): “Sites of Feminist Memory:  Florence Nightingale in Turkey”


Counter-hegemonic memorial practices: creating alternative sites of suffrage memory to resist erasure

Part 1: Thursday June 10, 2021

4.30-5.30 P.M Paris time

Chair: Anne Légier

Angela Shpolgerg (Brandeis University): “Memorializing Emma Goldman”

Clara Vlessing (Utrecht University): “Context upheld: the digital and local premeditations of a Sylvia Pankhurst Mural”

Part 2: Friday June 11, 2021

3.00-4.00 P.M Paris time

Chair: Claire Sorin

Ana Maria Alves & Cláudia Martins (Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal): “Women’s vindication in Portugal: Carolina Beatriz Ângelo a pioneer in surgery and in voting”

Nicole Cadène (Aix-Marseille Université): “Pas de statue pour Hubertine”


Remembering to fight: Mobilizing suffrage memory in mass movement politics

Friday June 11, 2021

4.30-5.30 P.M Paris time

Chair: Claire Sorin 

Einav Rabinovitch-Fox (Case Western Reserve University) : “The body as a site of memory: the uses and legacy of suffrage fashion”

Barbara Winslow (Brooklyn College/CUNY) “On the Shirley Chisholm Trail: the Legacy of Suffrage and Citizenship Engagement”