Workshop: Making Women’s History: Activism and Archives – 31 March 2016

Making Women’s History: Activism and Archives

Part of Women’s History Season at Leeds City Museum

In this 90 minute workshop you will be introduced to the history and making of women’s archives in the 20th and 21st centuries. Led by historians Dr. Kate Dossett and Dr. Gina Denton and filmmaker Sharon Hooper, you will get to handle material from Women’s Liberation archives from Feminist Archive North (housed at the University of Leeds) and from feminist filmmaking production companies Leeds Animation Workshop and Vera Media. We will also be showcasing some new documentary film material wherein filmmakers, academics and archivists reflect on both the archive itself and the act of archiving. Part of a broader project Feminist Archives, Feminist Futures (FAFF), we explore the act of archiving on feminist history, activism and practices and ask workshop participants to consider what is meant by a feminist archive.

Date: Thursday 31 March 2016, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Venue: Leeds City Museum

This event is free and open to the public.

You can see the full programme for the Women’s History season here.

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