"international women in engineering day" blog posts

The New Woman at University College LiverpoolPerformance photographs from the 1895 fundraiser shows that the poses from both the male and female students mimic one another with wagging fingers.

The New Woman at University College Liverpool

This week we celebrate #InternationalWomenInEngineeringDay and in our ‘A New Beauty’ exhibition we explore the evolving ways that physical attractiveness was depicted from the late 1800s and while women were being depicted as delicate and otherworldly creatures in art, real women were beginning to demand emancipation and equal voting rights. The press labelled them as the ‘New Woman’ from 1894 onwards and a year later satirical performances based on the occupations of women were performed in the Victoria Building and this blog looks at two of them in more detail.

Posted on: 25 June 2021