Workshop – The 1970s Women’s Liberation Movement in European Perspective

Lucy Delap (University of Cambridge) and Kristina Schulz (University of Bern) are running a day workshop, on Dec 9th, at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.  It will be an informal, work in progress seminar to discuss the British and continental European women’s movements in the 1970s, in a comparative and transnational perspective. The draft programme is below with approximate timings.

They have space for small numbers of participants, and possibly for one more speaker. Please get in touch with Lucy Delap ( if you or your graduate students might like to attend/speak. There’s no charge for the workshop, and there may be funds to help graduate students with some travel expenses from within the UK.

The 1970s Women’s Liberation Movement in European Perspective

St Catharine’s College, Cambridge

Dec 9th 2010, 10am – 4pm

Draft Programme

10am Welcome

10.15 – 10.45 Kristina Schulz (Clare Hall/Centre for Gender Studies): “Researching the Women’s Movement, an introduction”

10.45-11.15 Leena Schmitter (University of Bern): “Maternity without Coercion. The Women’s Liberation Movement and Reproductive Rights in Switzerland”

11.15-12 noon Coffee and discussion

12-12.30 Freya Johnson Ross (University of Sussex): “”Sisterhood or Structurelessness? Shifting Organisation in the UK Women’s Liberation Movement””Lunch 12.30-1.30

1.30-2.00 Kathryn Telling (University of Nottingham) “Rosi Braidotti on Mary Daly: a European response to “essentialism” in the American second wave”

2.00-2.30 Natalie Thomlinson (University of Cambridge): “The colour of feminism: White feminists and ‘race’ in England, c.1960-1980”

2.30-3.00pm Tea and discussion

3.00-3.30  Sarah Kiani (University of Bern): “What equality means : women’s movement and the campaign for equality in Switzerland in the 1980’s”.

3.30-4.00pm Discussion

To register, please contact Lucy Delap on