British Fascist Women, the Anti-War Campagin, and Antisemitism
|Date||Fri, Oct 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm|
The Gross Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies invites you to a discussion British Fascist Women, the Anti-War Campaign, and Antisemitism, presented by Julie Gottlieb, Professor of Modern History, University of Sheffield - UK.
Professor Gottlieb will be in conversation with Ellen Ross, PhD, Professor Emerita of History and Women's Studies at Ramapo College who has written widely on British Women’s History.
In the 1930s, Sir Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists (BUF), despite never having more than 50,000 members and never having one of their number elected to Parliament, sucked a great deal of oxygen out of the British political atmosphere. Within the BUF, women played a significant role, accounting for 25% of its membership and participating in all of its activities, including as Blackshirts and in the paramilitary Women’s Defence Corps.
This is precisely the terrain that Julie Gottlieb has studied over the years, from her book-length studies, Feminine Fascism: Women in Britain’s Fascist Movement, 1923–1945 (I. B. Tauris & Co., distributed by New York, St. Martin’s Press, 2000) and ‘Guilty Women’, Foreign Policy and Appeasement in Interwar Britain (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) to several subsequent articles in leading scholarly journals.
Julie Gottlieb completed a Joint B.A. in English and History at McGill University (Montreal) before going to Britain where she completed an M.Phil. and a PhD at the University of Cambridge.
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