Feminist Archive South – 40th Anniversary

The Feminist Archive South is planning to kick start a year of projects to celebrate its 40th anniversary with an invitation to explore some of the most radical and striking posters held by the University of Bristol’s Special Collections. The event, which will take place on 31st January from 2-5pm, will be the first of a series of monthly collaborative workshops seeking to engage new audiences with the archive.

Our drive for the next era in the FAS is to create new opportunities for discover the diversity of our collections, explore the intersectionality of materials and bring untold feminist narratives to light.

These sessions will enable participants to learn about archive cataloguing, have a good rummage in our collections and meet people who are interested in the feminist archive. No previous experience is necessary – we welcome anyone curious about the archive to come along and find out more.

The archive sessions will lay the foundations for the 40th anniversary projects, within which we plan to develop cutting-edge learning resources and a new exhibition based on topics such as gender in education, migration and transnational feminisms.

The workshop launch on 31st January will be a chance to see and research posters ranging from politics and performing arts to violence and Reclaim the Night.

The dates for the first three events are 31 Jan, 28 Feb and 21 March at 2-5pm at Special Collections, UoB Arts and Social Sciences Library (wheelchair accessible). If you are interested in attending or have any questions please get in touch by emailing feminist.archive40@gmail.com.  Numbers are limited therefore registration is essential.

We look forward to hopefully seeing some of you there!

Bristol Feminist Archive Meeting – 16th November

Feminist Archive South are holding a meeting about possible activities we might run next year to celebrate 40 years of the Feminist Archive.

This will take place next Thursday 16 November at 7pm upstairs in the Watershed cafe.

We are looking for people to get involved – we need energy, creativity, ideas, fundraisers and people who can take the initiative to make stuff happen…

Over the next few years we want to increase our public presence in Bristol. We need to create a volunteer base who can help us with stalls, marketing, fundraising and cataloguing.

Come along and find out more!