When: 1 May 2018, 6–8.30pm
Who: Institute of Historical Research
Where: IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, NB01/NB02, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

How are women remembered, commemorated and celebrated in public? How is this different from historical commemorations of men?

These are among the questions that activist and campaigner Caroline Criado Perez and leading feminist scholars will be discussing at ‘Public commemoration and women’s history‘, at the Institute of Historical Research.

Central to Caroline Criado Perez contribution is her successful campaign to put Jane Austen’s face on the £10 note, and to erect a memorial statue of Millicent Fawcett in London’s Parliament Square.

Sarah Jackson will talk about her ongoing work at the East End Women’s Museum, while Dr Rebekah Higgitt will detail her struggle to have more English Heritage blue plaques dedicated to women. And, for Professor Rebecca Surender, the focus is Oxford University’s ‘diversifying portraiture’ initiative, which aims to broaden the range of people represented around the university.

This panel event is part of the IHR’s ‘Suffrage Series, 1918-2018’, a programme of talks, debates, lectures, walks and concerts marking the centenary and legacies of the Representation of the People Act, 1918.

This event is free, but advanced registration is required.  Book now