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Towards an agenda for the next 100 years


Conference Programme


Saturday 17 March 2018, University of Derby, Kedleston Rd, DE22 1BN


9:00 Registration (Outside the OL1 Lecture Theatre)

9:30 – 10am Coffee (Served outside OL1) and Registration

10:00am – 10:10 Welcome Sonya Robotham

10:10am – 10:30 Dr Ruth Larsen: A Woman’s Place in Context   


10:30am - 11:15am Panel 1 A Woman's Place Where Are We Now: Chair Mo Cooper Nottingham Women’s History Group; Panellists  Vanessa Boon - IWD, The Human Library, Derby HERstory; Shazia Parveen – NHS, UNISON; Dr Sarah Richardson University of Warwick.  Karen Whelan - Disabled People Against The Cuts and Women Against Austerity; Christine Smith – Derby Unity

11:15am – 11:55am Workshop/Roundtable Discussion/Seminar

Workshop: Vanessa Boon IWD, Human Library, Derby HERstory: The Story of Derby HERstory Project

Discussion: Karen Springer DPAC, WAA:  Community Activism: A Personal Journey

Roundtable Discussion: Mo Cooper, Shazia Parveen and Sonya Robotham Voices of Resistance….No One Left Behind TBC

Seminar: Dr Sarah Richardson Fighting for the Franchise! The Long Road to Women’s Suffrage in Britain. 

Illustrated Talk: Christine Smith – Derby Unity A Woman’s Place  in Religion

Workshop: 11:15am – 12:15pm Suzie Litton-Wood: Awakening The Goddess Please note the time difference for this workshop (which effectively takes us up to lunch). There will be no official feedback for this session but please feel free to comment on the main Conference Feedback Form in your pack.


12:00pm - 12:20 Workshop/Roundtable Discussion/Seminar Feedback

Lunch 12:20pm - 1pm (Will be served outside OL1)

1:00pm - 1:45pm Panel 2: A Woman’s Place in Personal and Collective 'Histories' Chair Dr Ruth Larsen – Head of History, University of Derby; Prof Bifulco – University of Middlesex;  Sarah Chubb – Archives Manager, Derbyshire Record’s Office; Joanna Czechowska – Author and Editor; Dr Ali Flint – Historian University of Derby;

1:45pm – 2:30pm Workshop/Roundtable Discussion/Seminar

Talk: Dr Ruth Larsen: From Herstory to the mainstream? Women’s history and the public, 1973-2018

Workshop: Sarah Chubb Researching women’s lives in archive collections 

Roundtable Discussion: Joanna Czechowska and Prof Bifulco – Researching Family and Personal Histories

Talk: Dr Ali Flint: Paper Trails and Lost Voices: Rediscovering Women in the Archives.

2:30pm – 2:50pm Workshop/Roundtable Discussion/Seminar Feedback

2:50pm – 3:10pm coffee break (Served outside OL1)

3:10pm – 3:55pm Panel 3 A Woman’s Place in Politics, Art and Science: Chair Prof Cecile Wright - University of Nottingham; Ruchita Sheik - Artcore; Dr Catrin Rutland -  University of Nottingham; Claire Mullin – Parliamentary Outreach Service East Midlands

3:55pm - 4:25pm Workshop/Roundtable Discussion/Seminar

Seminar: Margaret Slingsby The Missing Women in Art History


Seminar: Dr Catrin Rutlan Amazing Women in Science

Seminar: Prof Cecile Wright Black women as political agents: 'Navigating everyday racism and sexism in public life


Workshop: Claire Mullin – Parliamentary Out Reach Service East Midlands How Parliament Works

4:25pm – 4:45pm Workshop/Roundtable Discussion/Seminar Feedback

4:45pm– 5:00pm Closing Comments 


Conference Fringe:


Activity Wall: Setting the agenda for the next 100 years. Please add you comment, suggestion, drawing or thought about the Conference to the wall.


The Screening Room:  A Woman’s Place Pop-Up Cinema 11am – 4:45pm

Proposed Film Listing – correct at the time of printing


11: - 12:20 Make More Noise This selection of silent films from the BFI National Archive shows how suffragettes were portrayed on the cinema screen while their battles were still being waged on the streets outside.   (12+) 80 minutes


12:40 – 1:45   Zanan-e budun-e mardan (original title) Women Without Men, Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari

Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship. 1hr 25 minutes (2010) (15)


1:50 – 3:20 She’s Beautiful When She is Angry: Filmmaker Mary Dore chronicles the events, the movers and the shakers of the feminist movement from 1966 to 1971. 1hr 32 minutes (15)


3:25 – 4: 45pm Born in Flames is a 1983 documentary-style feminist science fiction film by Lizzie Borden that explores racism, classism, sexism and heterosexism in an alternative United States socialist democracy a group of women decide to organise and rebel. 1 hour 20 minutes (15)

On The Shoulders of Giants Exhibition (Elements of the main exhibition will visit the Conference for the day) 10am – 3pm


A Woman’s Place Book Exchange: - Bring a book you have read and want to pass on, and, take one away with you 10am – 4pm


Collection for Period Pains Project which supplies toiletries and period products to women in need. No donation is too small - Please donate if you can 10am – 3pm

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