Stories of Women and the Past: International Women’s Day 2024

Recording of Stories of Women and the Past, a full day workshop at the Society of Antiquaries, 8 March 2024

We had a great time at the Society of Antiquaries on 8 March, welcoming a fantastic range of speakers to the Society for our final public engagement event of the project, a full day workshop “Stories of Women and the Past”.

This event was recorded, and you can now watch it via the Society of Antiquaries YouTube account.

Approximate timecodes for the talks are as follows:

1.22 | Introduction and Housekeeping (Amara Thornton, Beyond Notability)

6.54 | STORY PERFORMANCE: Changing Times – Charlotte Stopes (Vanessa Woolf):

23.18 | AI and Women on the Edge of the Archive (Catherine Clarke, Institute of HIstorical Research)

38.13 | 19th Century Bloomsbury Women who Changed our Lives (Julia Pascal, Pascal Theatre Co.)

51.00 | Q&A (Catherine and Julia)

1.24.02 | STORY PERFORMANCE: Five Stones for Alice – Alice Gomme (Vanessa Woolf):

1.37.00 | Illuminating Knowledge (Kath Van Uytrecht and Katy Drake)

1.52.22 | “Walking Images” – Caribbean Social Forum (Pamela Franklin, Caribbean Social Forum)

2.07.53 | Q&A (Kath & Pamela)

3.15.11 | STORY PERFORMANCE: Wall of Stories – Jessie Mothersole & Elizabeth Hodgson (Vanessa Woolf)

3.27.54 | Approaching the Goddess – Grimes Graves & Archaeological Search for Female Devine (Jennifer Wexler, English Heritage)

3.48.00 | Rome Play – Reimagining history and myth for Children (author Marie Basting in conversation with Debbie Challis)

4.01.49 | Q&A (Marie and Jennifer)

4.30.00 | STORY PERFORMANCE: Island Song – Edith Blake (Vanessa Woolf)

4.43.21 | Shebmut: the search for missing mummy stories (Emma Anderson & Bryony Renshaw, The Silk Museum, Macclesfield)

5.04.54 | Historical Costumes and Storytelling (Jo Badger in conversation with Debbie Challis)

5.28.57 | Q&A (Emma, Bryony and Jo)

5.50.00 | Vanessa and Amara on creating the stories for Beyond Notability, in coversation with Katherine

Vanessa has written a series of posts her personal website sharing some of the process of creating the stories:

On the story for Edith Blake –

On the story for Alice Gomme –

On the story for Jessie Mothersole and Elizabeth Hodgson –

On the story for Charlotte Stopes –

And her reflection on our International Women’s Day workshop is here:

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