Seminar – Conflict and Collaboration: Women’s Liberation Movements in Historical and Comparative Perspective (London, UK)


 Conflict and Collaboration: Women’s Liberation Movements in Historical and Comparative Perspective


Friday 13th February 2009
Room 101 Clore Management Centre, Birkbeck College  10am – 5pm

(Registration 9.30am) 


This colloquium seeks to document and analyse the Women’s Liberation Movements (WLMs) of the 1970s. Women’s Liberation created new networks for political and personal collaboration that aimed at redressing disparities in women’s pay, social status and professional opportunity, and sought to transform personal life and intimate relationships. Pioneering feminist theory emanating from WLMs brought issues of sexuality, reproduction, the family, race, and violence to the attention of women and men in dozens of countries. By the 1980s, though, WLMs had fragmented, and noticeable factions within feminism replaced its earlier unity and sense of purpose. This colloquium will feature discussions of the significance and impact of WLMs in England, Norway, Scotland, and the United States.

Rachel Cohen
 (The Women’s Library/ Westminster University);Hilde Danielsen (University of Bergen); Anna Davin  (History Workshop Journal); Jeska Rees (Birkbeck, University of London)

Postgraduate student short papers:
Sarah F. Browne
 (Dundee University); Synnøve Lindter(University of Bergen); Anna Rogers (University of Leeds)

Sasha Roseneil (Birkbeck, University of London); Line Nyhagen Predelli (Loughborough University); Sue Bruley(University of Portsmouth)

Numbers are strictly limited – please register early. Cost, includes vegetarian lunch: 
£25 standard            £15 Birkbeck staff and all students 
Register and pay on the website:

For any other information contact: Julia Eisner:


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