Dr Jill Liddington

Dr Jill Liddington


I worked in the School of Continuing Education (originally the Extra-Mural Department) 1982-2005, where I became Reader in Gender History. Since 2006, I have been based in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (CIGS).

Research interests

I have published both on the Votes for Women campaigns, and also on the four-million-word diaries of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall (1791-1840). Anne Lister in the 1830s is the subject of a BBC1 drama series inspired by Nature's Domain and Presenting the Past.

My key publications include: 

  • One Hand Tied Behind Us: the rise of the women’s suffrage movement (co-author), Virago Press 1978 & 1984; Rivers Oram Press 2000; French edition 2018.
  • Presenting the Past: Anne Lister of Halifax 1791-1840, Pennine Pens, 1994, new editions 2010 & 2018.
  • Female Fortune: land, gender and authority: Anne Lister diaries 1833-36, Rivers Oram Press, 1998, reprinted 2010, 2018.
  • Nature’s Domain: Anne Lister and the landscape of desire, Pennine Pens 2003.
  • Rebel Girls: their fight for the vote, Virago Press 2006.
  • Vanishing for the Vote: suffrage, citizenship and the battle for the census, Manchester University Press 2014.
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Professional memberships

  • Royal Historical Society
  • Society of Authors
  • Women's History Network
  • Institute of Historical Research

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies