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Cycling to Suffrage on BBC Two “Inside The Factory: Bicycles”

You may have seen me pedaling across your television screen this summer! As part of BBC Two’s “Inside the Factory: Bicycles,” Ruth Goodman and I explore the significance of cycling to women’s emancipation. Using archival materials from The Woman’s Library, … Continue reading

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Suffragettes on Wheels Talk at LBK, April 28th

Suffragettes on Wheels: The Bicycle and the Edwardian Votes for Women campaign, Talk at The London Bike Kitchen, April 28th I’ll be presenting an all cycling, all campaigning suffragettes on wheels bonanza Monday 28 April at the London Bike Kitchen. … Continue reading

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Cycling…errr…Walking with Women, Cambridge

No history of Cambridge would be complete without a mention of cycling, and Shape East’s new Walking with Women is no exception. One stop on this self guided tour recalls a day in 1897 when the effigy of a lady cyclist … Continue reading

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Last Chance to See Cycling to Suffrage at The Women’s Library

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

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Cycling to Suffrage

Project Overview, “Cycling to Suffrage: The Bicycle and Women’s Rights, 1890-1914″ “Cycling to Suffrage: The Bicycle and Women’s Rights 1890-1914,” began as a Vera Douie Fellow research project at The Women’s Library, London Metropolitan University now LSE. The project, spearheaded … Continue reading

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A Spanner of One’s Own: Liberation and Mechanics in Maria Ward’s “Bicycling for Ladies,” 1896

  In 1896, Maria E Ward published a comprehensive instruction manual aimed at women interested in cycling. Her book, Bicycling for Ladies, shown above, was one of many similar titles published in the cycle craze era. Ward’s liberated approach, however, … Continue reading

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Publications

Articles Sheila Hanlon, “Whisperings from Clubland: The formal and informal politics of late Victorian women’s cycling clubs,” forthcoming, 2017. Sheila Hanlon, “Bicycles, Barons and Brimstone,” INCH Magazine, February 2017, Issue 2, pp 44-49. Introduction to Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Over The … Continue reading

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Graduate Dissertations

PhD Dissertation, “The Lady Cyclist: A Gender Analysis of Women’s Cycling Culture in 1890s London,” York University, 2009 “The Lady Cyclist: A Gender Analysis of Women’s Cycling Culture in 1890s London” interrogates the practice and idea of women’s cycling in … Continue reading

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Current Research

Current Research: “Cycling to Suffrage: The Bicycle and Women’s Rights, 1890-today” Work in Progress: I am currently continuing my research on women’s cycling history, with the intention of producing a monograph on the subject. I give regular lectures on cycling … Continue reading

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