Resources

We are currently developing resources for this section of the website to include materials for both students and teachers at Key Stages 3 and 4. We will be developing resources for:

  • EPQ students
  • A Level Literature students
  • A Level Media students
  • Teachers
Judy Stevens ‘Illustrations’, Trouble and Strife 3 (pp. 30-33).

These resources will be developed in consultation with representatives from exam boards, teachers, students, EPQ supervisors and EPQ co-ordinators. We aim to provide a range of material in different formats including

  • short videos
  • pdf handouts
  • power point lectures
  • reproductions (with copyright permission) of key articles from a range of women’s movement magazines.

In addition, we will be developing an Interactive Guide to Women’s Movement Magazines that will pull together a range of resources for students and teachers, including information about archival holdings across the UK as well as links to freely available digitised magazines.

A separator made up of women symbols from Red Rag 8
‘Women’s symbols’ from Red Rag, 12

Are you teaching Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale?

We have designed a workshop for A level English Literature students on Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. This workshop gives students the opportunity to engage with the feminist debates of the 1980s, debates that directly informed Atwood’s novel.

If you would like us to come into your school and give a workshop, please contact us on: contact@LiberatingHistories.org.

Artist Unknown, ‘Multi armed woman’ from Mukti 4, p13, 1985

Digital Archives

  • Scarlet Women – “the newsletter of the socialist current within the women’s liberation movement.”
  • Big Flame – “This page provides complete information on all Big Flame publications available on the internet.”
  • Leftove.rs Archive
  • Amiel Melburn Archive – “an online database of socialist and radical writings”
  • Shocking Pink archive on Grass Roots Feminism (Shocking Pink) (Magazine archive, 1981-1982 and 1987-1992)
  • Shifra: a Voice for Jewish Feminists “Founded in 1984, ‘Shifra’ magazine gave a voice to Jewish Feminists.”
  • Trouble and Strife “This section [of the website] contains an archive of material previously published in the print version of Trouble & Strife.”
  • Spare Rib map at the British Library – “The Spare Rib map makes visible the extensive network of ‘second-wave’ feminist activity that took place across the UK from the 1970s through to the early 1990s.”

Archives

  • The Women’s Library collection tells the story of the campaign for women’s rights and women’s equality from the beginnings of the suffrage movement to the present day.
  • Feminist Library is a large collection of Women’s Liberation Movement literature based in London.
  • Feminist Archive North (FAN) was created in the 1980s, when some material from the Feminist Archive South (below) was relocated to the North of England.
  • Feminist Archive South (FAS) is the Southern Branch of the Feminist Archive, based in Special Collections at the University of Bristol.
  • Women’s Library is the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections and innovative programmes of public events & learning opportunities.
  • Feminist Libraries and Archives (FLA) Network is a network which is building connections, knowledge and solidarity between an increasing number of libraries and archives which hold material dedicated to feminists and women, their lives and histories.

Sister Projects

  • Frauen Kultur is an online resource archive for second wave feminist texts written between 1965-1995.
  • The Business of Women’s Words “explores the dramatic story of the feminist publishing revolution that unfolded during the UK Women’s Movements [WLM] of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, and their legacies for social movement inspired creative industries today.”
  • IFTE Network – “The Intersections, Feminism, Technology & Digital Humanities network (IFTe) addresses a critical challenge in contemporary society and culture: the gender imbalance in computational practices and systems.”
  • Forms, Voices, Networks: Feminism and the Media – is a digital exhibition developed by the International Standing Working Group on Medialization and Empowerment (ISWG) research group, led by Professor Christina von Hodenberg (Director, German Historical Institute London) and co-ordinated by Dr. Jane Freeland (Research Fellow, German Historical Institute London). The Forms, Voices, Networks exhibition has been curated and project managed by Dr. Maya Caspari.