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Gender equality and modernity?

Events • Lecture

This event is a repeat of the British Academy Lecture given at the British Academy on 1 February 2018.

This event is part of the British Academy's season on Identities & Belonging

Gender equality is often claimed as a core value of modern or Western society, marking the distance travelled from earlier times or other lands. As we celebrate the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act – which gave a qualified right to vote to some women in Britain – it seems an opportune moment to reflect on just how much credence we can give to that claim about gender equality as a principle of modernity.

Professor Anne Phillips FBA 
is the Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics. She is a leading contributor to feminist political theory, including through such works as The Politics of PresenceMulticulturalism without Culture, and The Politics of the Human. She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2003.

Dr Mari Hughes-Edwards, Reader in English Literature, Edge Hill University

Organised in partnership with Edge Hill University's Gender and Sexuality Research Group, as part of Edge Hill University's Festival of Ideas.