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Professor Myriam Boussahba-Bravard

Subject History
Fellow type Visiting Academics
Year started 2019


Myriam Boussahba-Bravard is Professor in British History at the Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7) in the British & American studies faculty. She lectures in 19th century British history, especially gender history to 2nd year to MA students. Half her PhD students’ research is in gender history. Her scholarly interests lie in the area of British and international feminism. She edited a volume, Suffrage Outside Suffragism. Women’s Vote in Britain, 1880-1914 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), as well as a special issue of the French journal, Genre & Histoire (2014), which she co-edited on the topic of women’s political writings. She was the historical consultant for a much remarked upon documentary, “Les suffragettes: ni paillassons ni prostituées” by Michèle Dominici, first issued on French TV in 2012.

Recently, she has worked on the feminist congresses held alongside international exhibitions. Her recent publication, “L’autopromotion des femmes à la Foire internationale de Chicago (1893)”, Relations internationales 164 (Paris: PUF, 2016), examines how British and American female national delegations structured before the Fair and how this contributed to a women’s internationalism in the making. She has coedited with Rebecca Rogers Women in International Exhibitions 1876-1937 (New York & London: Routledge, 2017). She has coauthored (with 11 colleagues) the groundbreaking L’Europe des femmes XVIII-XXIe siècle (Women’s Europe 18th-21st centuries) (Paris: Perrin, 2017) as a scholarly collaboration between the EHNE research project and the association Mnémosyne of which she has been a board member for 8 years, in charge of international development. It is as a representative of Mnémosyne that she has been re-elected in 2017 on the EPWS Executive Board (European Platform of Women Scientists).