Workshop: Feminism and Politics in 1980s Britain

This afternoon workshop will be structured around discussions of work-in-progress that are helping us to rethink the nature of feminism and the political culture of 1980s Britain. Papers will be pre-circulated electronically and each presenter will have 10-15 minutes to talk about them before opening up to discussion. We are extremely fortunate to be able to welcome two leading scholars in the field of British history, Stephen Brook and Judith Walkowitz, as well as to have two of our own ABD students presenting shorter pieces. Papers will be available by email from on March 1.

2–3.30pm: Feminism and the spaces of politics

Stephen Brooke, “The Dalston Children’s Center and the politics of 1980s London"
Judith Walkowitz, “Feminism and the politics of prostitution in King’s Cross, London, in the 1980s"

4-5.30pm: Feminism and the politics of work

Sarah Stoller, "From women's liberation to New Ways to Work: feminist labor activism and the making of working parenthood”
Christopher Lawson, "Troubled Times: Coping with deindustrialisation and unemployment in a divided Belfast, 1960s-80s"

Co-sponsored by the Center for British Studies and the Department of History

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
All Welcome
201 Moses Hall