© Copyright Elizabeth Crawford (2020)
WELCOME TO MAPPING WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE
The Votes for Women campaign was a long and difficult struggle fought by women and men in cities, towns, and villages right across the country. Mapping Women's Suffrage identifies, plots and records, the everyday locations and lives of as many Votes for Women campaigners as possible across England at the height of the suffrage movement in 1911. You can search or click on our suffrage map to find campaigners who lived in your street, town or city, accessing a cache of biographical information, photographs and archive documents about them.
The project brings together the latest research and materials from academics, local history enthusiasts, family researchers, archivists and the public, to reveal and share on the map the often-hidden lives and locations of ordinary Votes for Women campaigners - at the same time building an unprecedented picture of the shape and geographies of the suffrage movement across the country at this momentous period in women’s history.
Mapping Women’s Suffrage is creating a legacy of data about Votes for Women campaigners to mark the 2028 centenary – commemorating 100 years since women attained the vote on the same terms as men. We are a run by passion project, open to funding streams and partnership collaborations of all shapes and sizes across the history and heritage sector for general and regional project development. Thanks to all our current partners for their integral support especially Professor Sarah Richardson heading our lead partnership with Warwick University. Thanks also to suffrage scholar Jill Liddington for her initial contribution, and to inspirational author Elizabeth Crawford (OBE) whose suffrage expertise and ongoing support for Mapping Women’s Suffrage is invaluable.
Our project map, website and resources, are continually being updated so please visit regularly. If you would like to help with the project, do contact us and/or join our mailing list using the Contact Us form or visit our Get Involved page for more information.
Tara Morton - Creator of Mapping Women’s Suffrage and Project Coordinator