Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women

R19 School of Education, Room G39
Research, Students
Tuesday 2nd July 2013 (14:00-16:00)
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Danielle Wartnaby, Research Administrator
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Research Seminar

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