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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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
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
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
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
Sheila Hanlon, “Cycling to Suffrage: Bicycles and the Organised Women’s Sufrage Movement in Britain, 1900-1914,” Cycle History, (Spring 2013) forthcoming. Sheila Hanlon, “At the Sign of the Butterfly: The Mowbray House Cycling Association,” Cycle History, 18 (Spring 2008) 23-33.
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