Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies

Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
School of Sociology and Social Policy
Social Sciences Building
Leeds, LS2 9JT

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Teaching Salon “Using Archives to Teach Gender”

gender-archivesDate: 19 June 2013, 4.00pm
Location: Seminar room, Marks & Spencer Company Archive

Archives and libraries offer extremely rich resources with which to teach gender, powerfully bringing to life ideas, theories and experiences. Contrary to popular associations, archives and libraries are ‘lively, fast changing and thoroughly political space(s) with which students can engage both critically and creatively’, as Sara de Jong and Sanne Koevoets persuasively demonstrate in a forthcoming book. And yet, they are often under-utilised and unexplored within the undergraduate and postgraduate classroom.

This event seeks to create an interdisciplinary space for discussion of the extraordinary potential of archives as a pedagogical tool. It will bring together scholars from across a range of disciplines to share ideas on how to use archives in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching on gender, sexuality, feminism and related topics. It will also be an opportunity to showcase the collections and work of two outstanding archives based at the University of Leeds: the Feminist Archive North (http://www.feministarchivenorth.org.uk/north.htm) and the Marks & Spencer Company Archive (http://marksintime.marksandspencer.com/the-collection/).

The event will include the following presentations:

Sara de Jong (University of Vienna) and Sanne Koevoets (University of Utrecht): Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives: Production, Regimes and Techniques of Power in Information, Knowledge and Archivization

Sarah Tester (Senior Archivist, Marks & Spencer Company Archive) will present the Marks & Spencer Company Archive

Jalna Hanmer will present the Feminist Archive North

You will also have the opportunity to visit the Marks & Spencer Company Archive’s current exhibition Marks in Time.

This teaching salon is open to all and refreshments will be provided. Attendance is free but we ask that you register in advance by clicking here: http://tinyurl.com/mjjp3mz

If you have any questions, please contact Maria do Mar Pereira on m.d.m.pereira@leeds.ac.uk

This event is being organised as part of the University of Leeds Student Education Fellowship-funded project “Using Archives to Teach Gender”, coordinated by Maria do Mar Pereira (Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, University of Leeds). To find out more about the project, click here: http://www.sddu.leeds.ac.uk/sddu-usef-maria-do-mar-pereira.html

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