…In public spaces


How does the feminist past haunt public spaces? We intend to analyse the literal, discursive and material dimensions of this question. First, how do feminist ideas make it into the mainstream of public debate? How do they become accepted? What debates does their adoption cause? Second, how is this feminist culture rendered visible/ pregnant/ comprehensible in the public sphere? How are feminist icons/ great figures selected and exhibited? How is feminism remembered in public sites: statues, street names, etc and how do feminists remember their pasts? Exploring these questions will enable us to question the politics of feminist memory. 


  1. The inaugural slow e-conference launching this second stream of our new project was held in May and June 2021. Organised by Marc CALVINI-LEFEBVRE, it was entitled Sites of Feminist Memory: Remembering suffrage in Europe and the United States of America”.
  2. Citizen Science Project: we have launched a crowd-sourced map of the memorials to the women’s suffrage movement everywhere in the world. This map was created under the direction of Marc CALVINI-LEFEBVRE by Amélie BARDIVIA (AMIDEX internship, 2020-2021). It was managed by Alice FOULQUIER (LERMA internship, 2021-2022) last year. This project was awarded an four-year grant from the Aix-Marseille Initiative d’Excellence for the period 2024-2027.

Tracing the spectres of feminism in the English-speaking world (and beyond), 19th-21st centuries

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