Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women
- R19 School of Education, Room G39
- Research, Students
With speaker Professor Carol Dyhouse from the University of Sussex.
A short rejoinder to this presentation will be provided by Professor Jane Martin from the School of Education.
The history of young women is a history of trouble.
Arguments about whether girls have been the victims or the beneficiaries of social change have raged through modern history.
Carol Dyhouse takes a look at the anxieties, horror stories and moral unease that have accompanied changes in girls’ lives since late-Victorian times. She highlights some of the difficulties facing historians who appreciate the importance of separating panic from progress in order to present a convincing interpretation of the story of twentieth century girls.
Light refreshments will be served at 1.30.
Cost: Free of Charge