This page follows historian Dr. Sheila Hanlon's past and recent research projects. Her interests include Victorian and Edwardian cycling history and the WWI and WWII Women's Land Army, both in Canada and Britain.
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Cycling to Suffrage: The Bicycle and Women’s Rights, 1890-1914 Closes 8 Sept 2012–See the show while you still can! This special exhibit explores the history and politics of women’s bicycling In 1895, American activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton famously declared that … Continue reading
Interested in learning to ride or getting involved with a local cycling group? Check out the resource list that accompanies the “Cycling to Suffrage” exhibit at The Women’s Library. Women’s Cycling Resource List, 2012 Follow the links in the pdf … Continue reading
Project Overview, “Cycling to Suffrage: The Bicycle and Women’s Rights, 1890-1914″ “Cycling to Suffrage: The Bicycle and Women’s Rights 1890-1914,” is a Vera Douie Fellow research project at The Women’s Library, London Metropolitan University. The project, spearheaded by Dr Sheila … Continue reading
Want to know what an 1885 photo of a wax mannequin on a tricycle tells us about the dress reform movement? Or hear how local residents in 1890s Malden reacted to the sight of a lady cyclist’s bloomers? Listen … Continue reading
“Cycling to Suffrage: The Bicycle and Women’s Rights, 1890-1914″ opens at The Women’s Library 21 March 2012 Cycling has long been associated with the emancipation of women, from the fashionable lady cyclists of the 1890s to the more politically motivated … Continue reading