About this event
In this seminar, Margaretta Jolly and Polly Russell will reflect on their work using oral histories of the Women’s Liberation Movement and the different ways they have put them to use. They discuss the Sisterhood and After project, its conception and methods.
Margaretta Jolly discusses her interpretation of these oral histories in her book Sisterhood and After. Polly Russell will talk about the use voices and interviews on the British Library website and the Unfinished Business exhibition. Together they will reflect on the use of oral histories as feminist method.
About the speakers
Professor Margaretta Jolly is the Director for Life History and Life Writing Research at the University of Sussex. Her work has focused on auto/biography and oral history, feminist theory and education.
She was the project lead for Sisterhood & After: the Women’s Liberation Movement Oral History Project and is the project lead for the current The Business of Women’s Words: Profit & Print in Feminist Publishing. Margaretta is a member of the Unfinished Business exhibition Advisory Board.
Dr Polly Russell is the Lead Curator for the Unfinished Business exhibition. Her research interests include twentieth century women’s movements and feminism.
She was the British Library project lead for Sisterhood & After: the Women’s Liberation Movement Oral History project, she was responsible for digitising the full run of Spare Rib magazines and is the BL project partner for The Business of Women’s Words. She has recently taken up post as the Head of the Eccles Centre for study of the Americas at the British Library.
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