Hannah Speed

email: h.speed.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Research title: Women’s life-writing and the suffrage campaign in Scotland c.1870s-1970s.

Research Summary

My overall research interests lie in women’s activism in Britain in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

My PhD research examines the relationship between the progress, long-term impact and remembrance of the Scottish suffrage campaign, and the personal experiences, subjectivities and narratives of its participants.

My project is funded by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities. 


Speed, Hannah. 2023. 'The Edinburgh movement for women's higher education through the eyes of its founder: what can the writings and biography of Mary Crudelius reveal about the campaign (1866-77)?', Scottish Archives, 29, pp.84-97. 


Speed, Hannah. 19 May 2023. 'Community building in women's letters to the British labour/socialist press, 1906-1919' [Paper presentation], Gender and Political Groups in Britain, c.1650-1950, University of Northampton, UK.

Additional Information

I am member of the Women's History Scotland Steering Committee. 

I previously completed an MSc in Gender History at the University of Glasgow, and a BA (Hons) in History at the University of Oxford.