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

My main research interests lie with women’s history, and the interplay between gender and class in nineteenth and twentieth century Britain.

I am a primarily a suffrage historian, and have also studied the four-million-word diaries of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall (1791-1840).

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.
  • Female Fortune: land, gender and authority: Anne Lister diaries 1833-36, Rivers Oram Press, 1998.
  • 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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Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies