Posted on 27 June 2023
Kelly's project is titled ‘Feminism between the Waves: A Political and Cultural History of the Six Point Group’.
It will address the gap in our understanding of feminist campaigning between the first and second waves, by reconstructing the history of the Six Point Group from its archive at the Women’s Library at LSE; asserting its important status as the leading gender equality organisation in the interwar years.
The project has a large public history focus. Kelly will work closely with the Women's Library in order to disseminate her research to the wider public. She will contribute to the events and exhibition programme at LSE Library and to the digitisation programme. She will also help to prepare for the 2028 centenary of the Equal Franchise Act, which gave women the same voting rights as men.
Kelly will start her PhD in October 2023.