Sunday 26th Oct
Lesbians are Everywhere! 300 years of Lesbian History
To coincide with York Lesbian Arts Festival: York City Archives, the Feminist Archive North and the Northern Older Lesbian Network are hosting an exciting women-only exhibition of original material brought together for the first time to document Lesbian lives in the North of England and beyond.
‘Lesbians are Everywhere!’ brings together unique and rarely seen images that reveal this hidden history for women today. Find out about the secrets of lesbian life in York through the ages; famous
lesbians in history; and the story of lesbian activism from 1969 to today.
Sunday 26th Oct, 10am – 2pm.
York City Archives
York YO1 7EW
Tel. 01904 551 878
York City Archives are in Exhibition Square, five minutes’ from York Minster, next to Bootham Bar, the northern gateway on the city walls. We are about 10 minutes walk from York Railway Station.
Cars can drop off disabled visitors at the main entrance to the Archives. The nearest car park is on Marygate, which is five minutes’ walk and has 350 spaces. Marygate is off Bootham, the A19, which is the main road into York from the north. For more car parking information go to www.yorktraffic.info
There is a ramp to the front entrance with a handrail. There is one disabled toilet with baby changing facilities on the ground floor of the Art Gallery next door.
Saturday 22nd November
Plans are already underway for this year’s Reclaim the Night March in London. Marking 5 years since the revival of the March (originally a response to the government urging women to stay at home while the Yorkshire Ripper was at large) this year’s event will be organised by the London Feminist Network and promises to be the largest yet.
Check out the Reclaim the Night website for more detailed information.
Thursday 6 March 2008
International Women’s Day:
Leeds Social Sciences Institute
Beech Grove House (opposite the Students Union)
University of Leeds, 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm.
Saturday, 8 March 2008
Feminism Then and Now
Bolton Women’s Liberation Group 1971-1986
Bolton Women’s Liberation (History) Group will hold a One Day Conference on International Women’s Day, March 8th 2008 at The Friends’ Meeting House in Bolton Town Centre. The day will include performances, speakers and workshops. Some of the original documents from the archive of Bolton Women’s Liberation Group will be on show. We hope that delegates will celebrate feminism past and present – that people will be informed and inspired.Booking forms for the Conference are available now from the Conference Administrator, 1 Bow Lane, Leyland PR24 4YA Telephone 0161 498 5620
Website address: www.bolton-womens-liberation.org
30 May 2008
Violence Against Women: Histories, Methodologies, Activism and Research
A One-Day Conference in Honour of Jalna Hanmer
30 May 2008, 10.30am-6.15pm
Langwith College, Room L/N/002, University of York
On Friday, 30 May 2008 the Centre for Women’s Studies will host a one-day conference on Violence against Women in honour of Jalna Hanmer, a long-term researcher and activist in this field as well as in Women’s Studies. Members of staff in the Centre for Women’s Studies, the University of York and beyond have enjoyed many collaborative ventures with Jalna Hanmer, and we would like to celebrate her life and achievements, as well as the long way that work on violence against women has come in the last forty years or so, as part of the Centre’s inauguration of a new MA in Women, Violence and Conflict, starting in October 2008.
Among the confirmed speakers at the conference are renowned international researchers in the field including Prof Liz Kelly, Prof. Jeff Hearn, Prof. Marianne Hester, Prof Catherine Donovan, Prof Jill Radford, Julie Bindel (journalist and activist) and others. The topics to be addressed will include issues in domestic violence; rape in war and war crimes; men and violence; violence and representation; and histories of activism and research in violence against women.
More details of the event and the registration form can be found on the Centre for Women’s Studies . The cost for the conference is £23.50 to include morning/afternoon tea and coffee, as well as lunch.
15 November 2008
‘Feminism and History: Rethinking women’s movements since 1800’:
Bishopsgate Institute, London. This one-day conference will explore the relationship between writing feminist history and the history of feminism. It aims, on the one hand, to generate an historical perspective on the rise of women’s, gender and feminist history within the context of the Women’s Liberation movement in the 1970s and 80s. On the other, it hopes to act as a forum in which new approaches to the history of feminism can be discussed and developed. Focusing on women’s ideas and struggles since 1800, we aim to develop new insights into both the history of feminism as a social, cultural and intellectual movement; and the past and present writing of feminist historiography.For more information contact: History of Feminism Network