The Gender Institute and The Women's Library @ LSE will co-host a public event around the opening of the new Reading Room for The Women's Library
Thursday 6 March 2014
Graham Wallas Room, Old Building, Houghton Street, LSE
Chaired by Professor Mary Evans
Research Using The Women’s Library will bring together on a panel academics and archivists, who have used The Women’s Library for their PhD research, their research on suffragette history and their archival work. The speakers on the panel will be Professor June Purvis, Dr Mari Takayanagi and Professor Sally Alexander.
June Purvis is Professor of Women’s and Gender History at the University of Portsmouth. She is the Founding and Managing Editor of Women’s History Review. She has published extensively on the suffragette movement, including Emmeline Pankhurst: a biography (Routledge, 2002). Her most recent book is a co-edited collection, Women’s Activism: global perspectives from the 1890s to the present (Routledge, 2013).
Dr Mari Takayanagi is a Senior Archivist at the Parliamentary Archives. She has worked at the Parliamentary Archives since 2000 in various areas, including public services, outreach, preservation and access. She previously worked at the London School of Economics Archives for three years. In 2012, following seven years of part-time research, she was awarded a PhD in History by King's College London. Her doctoral thesis title was 'Parliament and Women c.1900-1945', and it examined legislation affecting women's lives and gender equality after the First World War, the role of women in Parliamentary Select and Standing Committees in the interwar period, and women staff in Parliament in the early 20th century.
Sally Alexander is Emerita Professor of Modern History at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the founding editor of the History Workshop Journal. Her most recent book is History and Psyche: Culture, Psychoanalysis, and the Past, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Open to the public on a first come first served basis.