‘Participatory Democracy and Workers’ Control in the Women’s Liberation Movement from the late 1960s through the 70s’

The Socialist Theory & Movements Research Network Annual Lecture


LT1 Boyd Orr Building, University of Glasgow

Sheila Rowbotham is a pivotal figure at the intersection of feminism, history and socialist theory and movements. A formidable activist in the emergence of the women’s liberation movement in Britain, she was a pioneer in thinking through the relations between histories from below and feminist approaches to history.

Among her key contributions from this period are Women. Resistance and Revolution; Woman’s Consciousness, Man’s World; and Hidden from History. Her recent books include Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love (Verso, 2008), Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the Twentieth Century (Verson, 2010) and Rebel Crossings: New Women, Free Lovers and Radicals in Britain and the United States (Verso, 2016).

Sheila Rowbotham is an Honorary Fellow of Manchester University and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

All are welcome to attend.