Life history and life writing research uses life story - whether in the form of oral history, personal narrative, autobiography or biography - as a primary source for the study of history and culture.

Life history and life writing research uses life story - whether in the form of oral history, personal narrative, autobiography or biography - as a primary source for the study of history and culture. Life stories capture the relation between the individual and society, the local and the national, the past and present and the public and private experience. Research involves grappling with theories of memory, relationship and self representation, and with debates about literacy and orality. Many disciplines contribute to the field, including history, sociology, anthropology, literary philosophy, cultural studies and psychology. Life history and life writing researchers present their work in many forms. As well as academic publications, we contribute to radio and television documentaries, auto/biographical drama, reminiscence work, digital and video presentations and exhibitions. Life history and life writing research is, of necessity, concerned with ethics and power relationships, and with the potential for advocacy and empowerment.

Next free event:

16 December 2021, 1pm (ZOOM)

Angelica Kauffman: 18th century superstar of the European art world

A free online talk at the Royal Pavilion and Museums Trust

Alexandra Loske with one of Angelica Kauffman's paintings in Brighton Museum, 2021

We are delighted to support this talk organised and hosted by Royal Pavilion and Museums Trust, with CLHLWR associate and Sussex alumna Alexandra Loske.

Swiss-born Angelica Kauffman was a true superstar of the eighteenth-century European art world. She was a trailblazing woman who found international fame as an artist in a male-dominated field. She was one of only two female founding members of the Royal Academy, London.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery holds a number of important paintings by Kauffman. Join curator Alexandra Loske as she takes a closer look at this pioneering artist through the works in the collection.

Approx. 30-45 mins incl Q&A

Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/217836433637

Free and open to anyone, but booking essential. Further information and booking details HERE. 

 

 

Last free event:

Monday 29 November 2021, 5pm (ZOOM)

H.D. and Bryer: An Untold Love Story of Modernism. With Susan McCabe

H. D. & Bryher Susan McCabe

Professor Susan McCabe will be speaking about her recently published book H.D. & Bryher: an Untold Love Story of Modernism (Oxford University Press, 2021). She will be discussing the process of writing the book, the way in which it alters our conception of modernism, and how, in new gender vocabulary, we find echoes of the lives and exploratory work of H.D. and Bryher.

Free and open to anyone. To book tickets please sign up to the Eventbrite link, and a Zoom link will be sent to you near to the time of the event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hd-and-bryher-an-untold-love-story-of-modernism-tickets-208037484717

Hosted by the Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex, with the Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research and the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence.

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