Regular Meeting September 2018
Following our Membership Meeting, we would like to invite you to our first Regular Meeting in the new club year in September. Our speaker, Dorothee Linnemann – historian and exhibition curator – will talk about “Ladies’ choice! 100 years of female voting rights” After completing her studies in modern history at the University of Münster, Dorothee Linnemann worked on a range of cultural and historic exhibitions. Between 2006 and 2009 she was an expert team member for the exhibiti on "Spectacle of Power - Rituals of Old Europe", which was co-produced by the University of Münster and the Cultural-Historic Museum in Magdeburg. She completed her internship in the Historic Museum in Frankfurt between 2011 and 2013. Dorothee Linnemann obtained her doctorate in 2013 at the University of Münster on the topic "Setting the Scene: The Politics of Images of European Diplomacy in the 17th and 18th Centuries". (Publication is set for 2018). Most recently, she was involved in the new display of the permanent exhibition of the Historic Museum in Frankfurt, and curated the new special exhibition "Ladies' Choice (1918/19) - Women in Politics (2018/19)". Dorothee Linnemann will report on the "making of" the anniversary exhibition of the Historic Museum in Frankfurt. This exhibition focuses on the pioneers of women's voting rights. It follows the history of the first women's movement in its efforts to gain equality and honors the first female politicians of the Weimar Republic. Providing links to the present, the exhibition shows that this topic has not lost its relevance. Covering about 1,000 square meters in the museum, the exhibition presents historic events and protagonists from the turn of the 20th Century up to the Weimar Republic. The exhibition provides new, gender-historic perspectives on the Kaiser's time, the revolutionary period and the Weimar Republic, using some 450 objects sourced from international archives and museums.