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Professor Caitriona Beaumont

Professor Caitriona Beaumont

beaumoca@lsbu.ac.uk

Law and Social Science

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1017-8059

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I joined LSBU in 1998, where I am Professor of Social History in the School of Law and Social Sciences, and the School’s Director of Research. I originally studied Modern Irish History, completing my MA at University College Dublin, followed by a PhD in Social History from the University of Warwick.

My main research interests are the history of female activism, female networks and women’s movements in Ireland and Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth century. In this period large voluntary organisations for women like the Mothers’ Union and Women’s Institutes campaigned on behalf of women and I believe these groups should be included in histories of the women’s movement. My first book on the subject, Housewives and Citizens: Domesticity and the Women’s Movement in England 1928-1964 was published by Manchester University Press in 2013.

I am working on three new research projects. The first is a study of intergenerational activism within the women's movement in late twentieth century Britain. This will investigate the interaction between traditional housewives’ associations and the Women’s Liberation Movement. My second project ‘The Expertise of Experience in Twentieth Century Britain’, is a collaborative project working with 16 academics across the UK and Ireland. My third project explores how housewives’ associations have supported middle-aged and older women to age well in late twentieth century Britain.

In 2018, I worked with Channel 4 News on a short film called Suffragettes vs Suffragists: Did violent protest get women the vote? to mark the 100th year anniversary of the partial extension of the parliamentary franchise to women in the UK.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw0IAFIhVfA

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mr Peter William JonesWere public health initiatives in interwar Bermondsey rightly described as being revolutionary?PhD
Ms Lucy BrownDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Mohammad ImranRegional Media and Appeasement: Local Newspaper’s Influence on Appeasement Debate 1936-1939PhD
Ms Emma Elizabeth WilliamsPolice decision-making in rape investigations: Exploring the barriers to reformPhD
Ms Andrea Susan ColquhounConstructions of commitment for women in their fifties in relationships with menPhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Mrs Sarah MertonFat as a Feminist Issue: Activism and Agency in the Body Positive Movement PhD
Emma Williams PhD
BA (Hons.) History and Politics

University College Dublin

1985
1988
MA Modern Irish History

University College Dublin

1987
1989
PhD in Social History

University of Warwick

1994
1997
Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

London South Bank University

1998
1999
Lecturer in British Social History
University of Glasgow

1997
1998
Education
Royal Historical Society
2020
Institute of Historical Research
2020
Social History Society
2020
Women’s History Network
2020
Voluntary Action History Society (VAHS)
2020
Irish Association for Women’s History
2020
Committee of the Voluntary Action History Society (VAHS)
2012
2018
Twentieth Century British History

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2020
Contemporary British History

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2014
Local Economy

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2015
Editorial Board for Adam Matthews Online Digital Resources (Sage Publishing): Gender: Identity and Social Change Collection

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2018
Women's History Review
Twentieth Century British History
Journal of Contemporary History
International Review of Social History
Social History
Journal of Contemporary History
Gender and Society
Feminist Media Studies
Gender and Education
History of Education
2020
National University of Ireland Post Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities Award
2020
Irish Research Council Advanced Laureate Award
2018
Prizes, awards, and accolades

LSBU Sabbatical Award (Jul 1999)

LSBU

Semester 1 - Awarded £8,000


Economic History Society Award (Jul 2015)

Economic History Society

To fund ‘Teaching Voluntary Action History’ Workshop - Awarded £500


LSBU Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research Award (Jul 2012)

LSBU

Awarded £6,000


LSBU Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research Award (Jul 2011)

LSBU

Awarded £3,150


LSBU Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research Small Grant Award (Jul 2010)

LSBU

Awarded £200


LSBU Research Opportunities Fund (Jul 2009)

LSBU

Awarded £4,000


LSBU SPUR Research Small Grants Scheme (Jul 2008)

SPUR

Awarded £400


LSBU SPUR Fellowship (Jul 2006)

SPUR

Awarded £5,000


London School of Economics Michael Postan Travel Award (Jul 1995)

London School of Economics

Awarded £1,000


School of Irish Studies Foundation Award (Jul 1994)

School of Irish Studies

Awarded £500


University of Warwick Graduate Award (PhD Maintenance Grant) (Jul 1994)

University of Warwick


Economic and Social Research Council PhD Award (Fees Grant) (Jul 1994)

Economic and Social Research Council


Reach and Impact

Sep 2020

Awarded a place on the AHRC/Institute for Government Workshop ‘Engaging with Government’ 14 -18 September 2020.


ODNB Profile Elizabeth Abbott
Beaumont, C. (2022). ODNB Profile Elizabeth Abbott. Oxford University Press (OUP).

ODNB Profile Rosamund Fisher
Beaumont, C. (2022). ODNB Profile Rosamund Fisher. Oxford University Press.

Women's Organisations, Active Citizenship and the Peace Movement: New Perspectives on Peace Activism in Britain 1918 to 1939
Beaumont, C. (2022). Women's Organisations, Active Citizenship and the Peace Movement: New Perspectives on Peace Activism in Britain 1918 to 1939. in: Gottlieb, J.V. and Gaynor Johnson (ed.) Gendering Peace in Europe c. 1880-2000 Routledge.

Post-War Societies: Great Britain and Ireland
Beaumont, C. (2021). Post-War Societies: Great Britain and Ireland . 1914-1918 Online: International Encyclopaedia of the First World War .

Women in Parliament from 1918-2020
Beaumont, C. (2020). Women in Parliament from 1918-2020.

Women in Public Life
Beaumont, C. (2020). Women in Public Life. in: Jolly, M. and Russell, P. (ed.) Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights The British Library.

Networks as ‘laboratories of experience’: exploring the life cycle of the suffrage movement and its aftermath in Ireland 1870–1937
Beaumont, C., Clancy, Mary and Ryan, L. (2020). Networks as ‘laboratories of experience’: exploring the life cycle of the suffrage movement and its aftermath in Ireland 1870–1937. Women's History Review. 29 (6), pp. 1054-1074. https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2020.1745414

Women’s Organisations, Active Citizenship, and the Peace Movement: New Perspectives on Female Activism in Britain, 1918-1939
Beaumont, C. (2020). Women’s Organisations, Active Citizenship, and the Peace Movement: New Perspectives on Female Activism in Britain, 1918-1939. Diplomacy & Statecraft. 31 (4), pp. 697-721. https://doi.org/10.1080/09592296.2020.1842063

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography August 2019 Update Gertrude Horton
Beaumont, Caitriona (2019). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography August 2019 Update Gertrude Horton.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography August 2019 Update Margaret Fletcher
Beaumont, Caitriona (2019). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography August 2019 Update Margaret Fletcher.

The Transnational Women’s Suffrage Movement: how the vote was won in the USA, 1848-1920
Beaumont, C (2018). The Transnational Women’s Suffrage Movement: how the vote was won in the USA, 1848-1920. Adam Matthew.

Reference to Women's Place in the Home must be removed from Constitution
Beaumont, C (2018). Reference to Women's Place in the Home must be removed from Constitution. Irish Times.

After the Vote: Women, citizenship and the campaign for gender equality in the Irish Free State 1922-1943
Beaumont, C (2018). After the Vote: Women, citizenship and the campaign for gender equality in the Irish Free State 1922-1943. in: Ryan, L and Ward, M (ed.) Irish Women and the Vote: Becoming Citizens Dublin, Ireland Irish Academic Press.

What do women want? Housewives’ associations, activism and changing representations of women in the 1950s
Beaumont, C (2017). What do women want? Housewives’ associations, activism and changing representations of women in the 1950s. in: Tinkler, P, Spencer, S and Langhamer, C (ed.) Women in Fifties Britain: A New Look London Routledge.

The Mothers' Union and the Women's Movement: a history of female activism 1876-2017
Beaumont, C (2017). The Mothers' Union and the Women's Movement: a history of female activism 1876-2017. Families First.

Housewives and Citizens: Encouraging Active Citizenship in the Print Media of Housewives' Associations during the Interwar Years
Beaumont, C (2017). Housewives and Citizens: Encouraging Active Citizenship in the Print Media of Housewives' Associations during the Interwar Years. in: DiCenzo, M, Clay, C, Green, B and Hackney, F (ed.) Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain: the Interwar Period Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press.

What Do Women Want? Housewives' Associations, Activism and Changing Representations of Women in the 1950s
Beaumont, C (2016). What Do Women Want? Housewives' Associations, Activism and Changing Representations of Women in the 1950s. Women's History Review. 26 (1), pp. 147-162. https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2015.1123029

What is a Wife? Reconstructing Domesticity in postwar Britain before The Feminine Mystique
Beaumont, C (2015). What is a Wife? Reconstructing Domesticity in postwar Britain before The Feminine Mystique. History of Women in the Americas. 3, pp. 61-76. https://doi.org/10.14296/hwa.v3i0.2186

Fighting for the Privileges of Citizenship: The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), feminism and the women's movement, 1928-1945
Beaumont, C (2014). Fighting for the Privileges of Citizenship: The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), feminism and the women's movement, 1928-1945. Women's History Review. 23 (3), pp. 463 - 479. https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2013.820600