Gill Scott is a social historian, author of Feminism and the Politics of Working Women.
Her research focuses on the relationship between feminist ideas and the organisation of working-class women, particularly within the co-operative and labour movements.
She is the deputy head of the School of Humanities.
Gill Scott is a British social historian whose research is concerned with the relationship between feminist ideas and the organisation of working-class women, particularly within the co-operative and labour movements. Her main focus has been the history of the Women's Co-operative Guild, an auxiliary body of the British Consumers' Co-operative movement, about which she has published several articles, and a monograph, Feminism and the Politics of Working Women": the Women's Co-operative Guild 1880s to the Second World War, UCL Press, 1998).
Gill Scott’s further research interests are focused in the histories of feminism; the lives of working women in 19th and 20th century Britain; social and political movements of women; women’s involvement in consumers’ co-operation; and gender relations in the labour movement. She is currently engaged in further research and writing on class and gender tensions within the early suffrage movement and the experiences and contributions of working-class women to the struggle for the vote.
This has led into a variety of national and international collaborative projects on the contribution of working-class women's organisations to the development of post-war housing policy in Britain; with members of the international co-operative movement on Co-operation and the Pursuit of Peace; with French and British colleagues, on the British suffrage movement, women's movements and women's democratic participation.
She is interested in supporting postgraduate work that is concerned with the histories of feminism; the lives of working women in 19th and 20th century Britain; social and political movements of women; women’s involvement in consumers’ co-operation; gender relations in the labour movement.
This curatorial research focuses on concerns of artists and cultural theorists regarding the impact of identity formation on artistic practice.
Scott, Gill (2007) The Women's Cooperative Guild and Suffrage In: Suffrage Outside Suffragism. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 132-156. ISBN 978-1403995964
Scott, Gill (2007) The Women’s Co-operative Guild and Suffrage In: Suffrage Outside Suffragism: Women's Vote in Britain, 1880-1914. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 132-156. ISBN 978-1403995964
Scott, Gill (2007) Workshops fit for Homemakers: the Women’s Co-operative Guild and Housing Reform in Mid-20th Century Britain In: Women and the Making of Built Space in England, 1870-1950. Ashgate, pp. 163-179. ISBN 9780754651857
Scott, Gill (2004) Ganley and Webb Matthewm H.C.G & Harrison, UK.
Scott, Gill (2004) Ganley [née Blumfield], Caroline Selina (1879–1966)' and 'Webb, Catherine (1859–1947) In: Entries indexed 101050552 and 101053250 in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, in association with the British Academy, from the earliest times to the year 2000. Oxford University Press. ISBN 019861411X
Scott, Gill (2001) “Nous n’avons pas attendu de pouvoir voter”: la Women’s Co-operative Guild et le processus legislatif, 1906-14 In: Les femmes a la conquete du pouvoir politique: Royaume-Uni, Irlande, Inde. Bibliotheque du Feminisme, L’Harmattan, pp. 103-119. ISBN 2747505111
'The Sexual Revolution 40 Years On: a Feminist Perspective', presentation at The Headstrong Club, Lewes, July 2008
'Votes for Which Women? The English Women's Cooperative Guild and the Suffrage, 1904-1914, Labouring Feminism and Feminist Working-Class History in Europe and Beyond, International Conference, Stockholm, August 2008.
'The Women's Cooperative Guild and peace activism between the wars', Annual National Peace History Conference, The People's History Museum, Manchester, 10 November 2012
Work in progress: the People's Suffrage Federation c1909-1911: class, gender, and the politics of the suffrage movement arising from 'Votes for Which Women' paper