…In public spaces

Questions

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. 

Outcomes

  1. The inaugural slow e-conference launching this second stream of our new project will be held in May and June 2021. Organised by Marc CALVINI-LEFEBVRE, it is entitled Sites of Feminist Memory: Remembering suffrage in Europe and the United States of America”.
  2. Open Science Project: we have launched a crowd-sourced map of the memorials to the women’s suffrage movement everywhere in the world. This map is created and managed by our intern Amélie BARDIVIA.

Tracing the spectres of feminism in women's lives, public spaces and scholarly discourses in the English-speaking world (and beyond)

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