Women & Power: Redressing the Balance conference

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Booking is now live for the Women & Power: Redressing the Balance conference being held at St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford on 6-7 March, 2019. Part of our Women & Power programme, this two day event will bring together museum professionals, academic researchers and creative practitioners to explore the representation of women’s history across the cultural, academic and heritage sectors.

Throughout 2018 we ran a programme of public events, exhibitions and new interpretation to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act which granted some women the right to vote in British parliamentary elections for the first time. We are just one of many heritage, cultural and academic institutions to have marked this anniversary.

Many of the programmes, exhibitions and events that responded to the centenary not only explored the stories of 100 years ago but openly questioned the representation of women’s lives in the histories inherited by curators and researchers, and experienced in public life, today. This two-day conference brings together researchers and heritage professionals to reflect on previous practice, explore the delivery of and response to events of 2018, and look forward to the future of representing women’s histories.

The conference will take place in Oxford on 6 and 7 March 2019. It is jointly convened by the University of Oxford and the National Trust and features papers from both organisations in addition to a range of other institutions and independent researchers who have submitted papers through an open call.

More information about the conference can be found through the link below, including details of the programme and how to book tickets.

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