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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Haifaa al-Mansour’s new film Wadjda raises issues in gender parity that resonate across time and place as it traces one girl’s quest to learn to bicycle. I hopped on my trusty iron stead and sped down to the Renoir, … 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