Black Herstory Archives Workshop led by Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski, Yula Burin and Nydia A. Swaby


Led by Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski, Yula Burin, and Nydia A. Swaby, this workshop explores the importance of documenting and preserving black women’s herstories, as well as developing a black feminist archival consciousness.

The workshop is designed to foster a black feminist archival task force. Attendees will be asked to read material which will be circulated in advance and should come prepared to discuss their own archival practice.

This event is the second in a weekend of events focusing on Women in the Pan-African Movement as part of the Women on Aeroplanes public programme.

The first event takes place the day before on Saturday 8 December. At 10.30am renowned historian Marika Sherwood will be in conversation with Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa. For more information and to book click here.

This event is part of the Women on Aeroplanes public programme which aims to expand upon and collectively develop new knowledge. Writers, researchers, critics and artists will be considering the activism of women - and in particular women of colour - in the struggles for independence from colonial rule in the 20th century. They will look at how and why the immense achievements of so many of these women have come to be marginalised within the official or mainstream narratives of these struggles, and what these women’s erasure might teach us about the workings and priorities of mainstream western forms of historical representation. Through these events speakers, participants and attendees can work together to develop new or alternative strategies for recording and recounting such women’s lives and work in order to do a more lasting justice to their efforts and achievements.


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