The 2018 Kehoe Lecture in Irish History: presented on 15 November 2018 at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London

Professor Senia Pašeta argues that our understanding of modern Irish and British politics would be enormously enriched if we recognized two things: that the Irish and British suffrage movements were deeply connected; and that the women’s suffrage movement across the United Kingdom was shaped in fundamental ways by the Irish Question from the late nineteenth century and into the twentieth.

As Professor Pašeta demonstrates, the women’s suffrage movement did not exist in a political vacuum. It interacted with, influenced and was influenced by the other main political questions of the day, and with the main political question of the day - Ireland.

The Kehoe Lecture in Irish History is one of the principal named lectures hosted each year by the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Inaugurated in 2016, the Kehoe Lecture promotes new research undertaken by leading scholars of Irish history and culture.

Senia Pašeta is Professor of Modern History at Oxford University.

Published in 2019 as part of the IHR Shorts Series.

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