Problematizing silences in intangible heritage: unsettling historical records of women in protests

Katarzyna Kosmala, T.S. Beall

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This paper addresses questions of women’s visibility in constructed histories, as well as levels of recognition concerning their participation in politics through historical narratives. In particular, historical narratives representing women in protest in the context of waterfront heritage zones associated with the shipbuilding industry are examined, based on examples of two public art projects: Strong Women of the Clydeside: Protests and Suffragettes from Govan’s Hidden Histories led by the artist t s Beall in the Govan area of Glasgow, Scotland and Shipyard is a Woman by Arteria Association and Metropolitanka in Gdansk, Poland.
Keywords: intangible heritage; gender; women’s history; public art; performance; regeneration; protests
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-364
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Heritage Studies
Issue number4
Early online date6 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2019



  • Intangible heritage
  • Gender
  • Performance
  • Protests
  • Public art
  • Regeneration
  • Women's history

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