Women’s History Month 2020

To wrap up Women’s History Month, we’ve pulled together some recently published and forthcoming titles written by and about inspiring women. Keep reading to find out more about these exciting works!

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In the Footsteps of Flora Tristan by Máire Fedelma Cross

In the Footsteps of Flora Tristan is the first ever study devoted to Jules Puech (1879–1957), and is a double biography that examines his life’s work on Flora Tristan (1803–1844), feminist and socialist. It begins by examining newly found press reports of Flora Tristan during her lifetime and subsequently, then positions Puech’s discovery of her, as a postgraduate student in Paris in the 1900s.

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9781789620856Inside the Invisible by Celeste-Marie Bernier, Alan Rice, Lubaina Himid and Hannah Durkin

Inside the Invisible provides the first examination of the work of Turner Prize-winning Black British artist and curator Professor Lubaina Himid CBE. This comprehensive volume breaks new ground by theorizing her development of an alternative visual and textual language within which to do justice to the hidden histories and untold stories of Black women, children, and men bought and sold into transatlantic slavery.

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Middle-Class Life in Victorian Belfast by Alice Johnson

Middle-Class Life in Victorian Belfast provides a fresh examination of familiar themes such as civic activism, working lives, philanthropy, associational culture, evangelicalism, recreation, marriage and family life, and represents a substantial and important contribution to Irish social history.

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9781786941886Figurations of the Feminine in the Early French Women’s Press, 1758-1848 by Siobhán McIlvanney

Figurations of the Feminine challenges the critical commonplaces which have been applied to the women’s press since its genesis, both in France and elsewhere. It demonstrates the political richness of this medium and the privileged perspectives it gives us on female self-expression and on the everyday lives of French women from across the class spectrum during this key historical period.

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Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust by Natalia Aleksiun

Thoroughly researched, this study highlights the historical scholarship that is one of the lasting legacies of interwar Polish Jewry and analyses its political and social context. In highlighting the role of public intellectuals and the social role of scholars and historical scholarship, this study adds a new dimension to the understanding of the Polish Jewish world in the interwar period.

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