The Global Pursuit of Equality


The workshop will include 9 papers listed below. To ensure maximum participation, the papers will be pre-circulated ahead of the workshop, and presenters will spend 10 minutes "speaking to the paper" followed by a response wider group discussion. 


11.11.30 Coffee, registration, and opening remarks

11:30-12:45 Panel 1

Chair: Ruth Percy

Teja Varma Pusapati (University of Oxford) ‘Lessons in Abolitionism from the “Other Side of the Water”: Harriet Martineau’s Transatlantic Correspondence for New York’s National Anti-Slavery Standard’ 

Katie Myerscough (University of Manchester) ‘Women of the Central West End: The Creation and Curtailment of a Radical Female Dominion in St. Louis, 1900 – 1925’

Nick Grant (University of East Anglia) ‘The National Council of Negro Women and South Africa: Black Internationalism, Motherhood, and the Cold War’

12.45-2pm Lunch

2-3.15pm Panel 2

Chair: Imaobong Umoren

Richard Williams (University of Oxford) ‘Colonial Courtesans: women and Urdu poetry networks in nineteenth-century India’

Margarita Vaysman (University of Oxford) Nikolai Nekrasov’s Girl Friday, or the Pitfalls of Being a Woman Writer in a Nineteenth-Century Publishing Network

Kerrie Thornhill (University of Oxford) ‘Trans-Atlantic intersectionality before there was a name for it: the role of racialised women as subjects, objects, and subalterns of 19th century colonisation in West Africa’


Panel 3

Chair: Senia Paseta

Peter Werninck (University of Glasgow) ‘Women’s networks and the decline of the church in postwar Britain and America’

Kerstin Brolsma (University of Oxford), ‘Li Xiaojiang, Gao Xiaoxian, and their Engagement with Transnational Western Feminism’

Charlie Jeffries (University of Cambridge), ‘Sex, Punk, and Zines in the American Riot Grrrl Network’

4.30-5pm Discussion about theme of networks and subsequent conference

5pm Drinks and Dinner (optional)

To register to attend this event and receive the pre-circulated papers please click here.

Image of National Women's Party demonstration in front of the White House in 1918. Copyright Everett Historical, courtesy of Shutterstock


Audience: Open to all