CfA: PhD. Fellowship Total Liberation’: Feminism, Socialism and Red Rag (1972-1980)

Call for applications, deadline 22 February 2021

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester and the People's History Museum (PHM) are offering a fully-funded PhD opportunity, ‘Total Liberation’: Feminism, Socialism and Red Rag (1972-1980), starting 1 October and running for 3.5 years. 

‘We are in no mood’, stated the first editorial of British feminist-socialist periodical Red Rag: a Magazine of Liberation, ‘to wait for socialism to bring us liberation.’ Red Rag brought together and shaped leading post-war feminists, and provided cutting-edge analysis of key issues around gender, class and sexuality, but has been overlooked by historians. This fully-funded PhD project seeks to fill that gap.  In addition to writing a PhD thesis, the successful applicant will conduct various tasks related to cataloguing and promoting the PHM’s holdings in feminist history, benefitting from expert training in archival research, digitisation, cataloguing and public engagement.

Closing date for applications is by email to by 5pm on 22 February.  Full details of the project and how to apply are at (scroll to the bottom of the page).