All around the country lots of independent bookshops will be putting on displays of feminist books. There will also be events – details of these can be found at Feminist Book Fortnight
One event is called The Tide Comes In: Feminist Magazines, Past and Present. It takes place at Nottingham’s Five Leaves Bookshop and features Dr Laurel Forster and Dr Joanne Hollows in conversation with Dr Catherine Clay, looking back on the history of feminist magazines, starting with the iconic publication Time and Tide. The event will also be live streamed online. It takes place on 24 May (7pm-8.30pm). To attend in person book here. To watch online book here.
Special Collections at Leeds University has recently been awarded funding from the Wellcome Institute to catalogue the Leeds Animation Workshop (LAW) Archive.
LAW is a women’s collective set up in 1978 to produce and distribute animated films on social issues. The LAW archive is thought to be the most complete record of a collective animation organisation in existence. It offers a national and international resource for exploring connections between animation, activism, feminism, art, documentary, social history, political movements, co-operative practices, medical humanities research, trade union education, independent film-making, and the history of animation techniques.
The closing date is 9th May. More information
If you’re interested in how early 2nd wave feminists used the printed medium to elaborate and discuss feminist thinking, this recording of a superb talk by Dr Bec Wonders is well worth watching.