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Welcome to my blog. I’m Dr Mari Takayanagi, Senior Archivist at the Parliamentary Archives and historian with a particular interest in women & Parliament in the early 20th century.

I completed my History PhD thesis, ‘Parliament and Women c. 1900-1945′ in 2012. Topics of my research included:
- The passage of legislation affecting women’s lives and gender equality
- The role of women in Parliamentary select committees and standing committees
- Women staff in the House of Lords and House of Commons

I also post about other aspects of women’s history including the suffrage struggle, and events & projects related to women’s history and Parliament.

You can find more about me and my historical interests on the About page.