Mondays @ the Mills: Women and revolution from the bluestockings to Virginia Woolf
|18 September 2017
In an exciting and engaging lecture illustrated by contemporary cartoons, Highgate’s Head of History and Foundation Historian Dr Benjamin Dabby will draw upon his ground-breaking research into the culture of Britain’s ‘long nineteenth century’ to overturn the conventional account that women were confined to the domestic sphere and excluded from public life. In revealing a world in which public debate about the progress of the nation was shaped increasingly by women, he will show how women’s and men’s gendered identities were as hotly debated then as they are today. Dr Dabby’s latest book: Women as Public Moralists in Britain has been published recently by the Royal Historical Society, and copies will be on sale for £30.
Talks take place on Mondays at 7pm in the AV Room in the Mills Centre. Refreshments, including wine, are available from 6.30 pm and afterwards.