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Contested Identities: National Independence and Women's Suffrage in Poland

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 6:30 – 8pm

Contested Identities: National Independence and Women's Suffrage in Poland

This public lecture will be presented by Dr Aneta Stępień, Centre for European Studies, Trinity College Dublin.

This talk will address the complex social and political situation in which women’s organizations operated in Poland under partition and the intimate relationship that developed between the fight for national independence and the political independence of women. Although presented as equal in the struggle for independence, Polish suffragettes faced criticism and resistance from different groups of men: politicians, workers and the military. The talk will focus on the role of the nationalist and militant/militarist suffragettes in obtaining voting rights for women in 1918 and key figure Aleksandra Piłsudska.  Drawing from her Memoirs, published in 1940 in London, the talk will consider the potential problems in commemorating the achievements of the women’s suffrage movement in Poland.

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This lecture is part of the 1918 and the New Europe lecture series.
See the full series here.

Accessibility: Yes
Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is required)
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