All are welcome to join us for a weekend of craft workshops, talks and readings, to celebrate 100 years since partial women’s suffrage!
You’ll have the opportunity to create your own suffragette badge, learn about women’s activism through the museum collection, and drop in to talks on the history of women and the vote.
Our main speaker, suffrage specialist and performer Naomi Paxton, will be talking transatlantic suffrage theatre with a Scottish twist. Social History curator Fiona Hayes (Glasgow Life) will discuss the museum’s suffrage collection, and there will be talks on Scottish suffrage movements by Ruth Boreham (Scottish Book Trust), and American suffragette songs by Catherine Bateson (University of Edinburgh), as well as readings from the suffrage collection letters.
The event is being held in collaboration with the People’s Palace Museum, Glasgow and is being funded by the US Embassy London, the British Association for American Studies, and the University of Glasgow College of Arts Collaborative Research Award.