The New Woman

  • Hannah Rumball (Presenter)

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk


Dr Hannah Rumball will examine developments in women’s dress in the late 19th and early 20th century and address the important role dress played as a vehicle for political and self-expression. It will focus particularly on the impact of ‘Dress Reform’, especially those reform garments advocated by women for women, and the manner in which dress was used by members of the Suffragette Movement as a visual signifier that it was possible to be feminine and politically active.
Period17 Oct 2018
Held atNYU London, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • Nineteenth century
  • Women's studies
  • Dress History
  • Dress Reform