FWSA 21st Anniversary Symposium
Feminisms: Past, Present and Future
Friday 20th June (11:00 – 17:30)
Women’s Library, London Metropolitan University, 25 Old Castle Street,
London E1 7NT
Keynote Address: Lynne Segal (Birkbeck College)
This one-day symposium celebrates the 21st Anniversary of Feminist and
Women’s Studies Association (UK and Ireland) and the launch of the FWSA
Archive at the Women’s Library. The event will explore a range of themes
related to the history, development, and futures of feminist, women’s and
gender studies in the UK. The programme will include:
s Official launch of FWSA Archive
s FWSA Annual General Meeting
s Lunch and Wine Reception
s Talks by past and present FWSA executive members on the theme of
feminisms: past, present and future: Jackie Stacey (University of
Manchester), Margrit Shildrick (Queen’s University Belfast), Alison
Assiter (University of the West of England), Chris Corrin (University of
Glasgow), Clare Hemmings (LSE) and Stacy Gillis (University of Newcastle).
This event is sponsored by the FWSA and The Women’s Library.
The launch of the FWSA archive has been made possible by a grant from the
Feminist Review Trust.
The FWSA promotes feminist research and teaching, and women’s studies
nationally and internationally. Through its elected executive committee,
the FWSA is involved in developing policy on issues of central importance
to feminist scholars in further and higher education, supporting
postgraduate events and enabling feminist research.
The Women’s Library is the oldest and largest collection of women’s
history in the UK. It aims to document and explore women’s lives in
Britain in the past, present and future, inspire learning and debate and
to act as an international resource for research into women’s history.