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Mapping Women's Suffrage in Coventry


The Votes for Women campaign was a long and difficult struggle fought by women and men in streets and neighbourhoods across Coventry.

The Mapping Women's Suffrage in CoventryLink opens in a new window project plots the diverse locations, lives and activities of many unknown Votes for Women campaigners.

Led by Professor Sarah Richardson (Department of History, University of Warwick), the team have worked with local schools and community groups to help populate the project’s interactive map and provide a rich picture of the history of women’s suffrage in the city and a fresh look at those behind the movement.

This ongoing piece of work will create a legacy to mark the 2028 centenary which commemorates 100 years since women attained the vote. The interactive map includes photographs, letters and documents to capture the many campaigners’ lives.

Celebrating women's suffrage through music

'Deeds' is a song and video celebrating the women's suffrage movement and women's activism, both past and present. The song was created by musician Verity Pabla and female trio The Pips. It was created in partnership with Coventry Creates and Warwick University, inspired by The Mapping Women's Suffrage, 1911 project. The video was produced by volunteers at Mapping Women's Suffrage with thanks to The Women's Library, LSE.

To find out more, contact Professor Sarah Richardson or visit opens in a new window