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.

Past event:
New Daughters of Africa:
A cultural industries perspective
 Wednesday, 30 October 2019
 16.00-17.45 pm
 Fulton A
 University of Sussex
 Free, all welcome, Disabled access

 New daughters of Africa

A unique opportunity to hear Margaret Busby, pioneering publisher and broadcaster, and editor of acclaimed anthology New Daughters of Africa

To explore the role of feminist and black publishing in showcasing the creativity of women of African descent, we will be joined by Candida Lacey (Publishing Director of Myriad Editions) and Simidele Dosekun (Assistant Professor at LSE and formerly editor at Kachifo, publisher of Farafina Books).

CLHLWR Director Margaretta Jolly will introduce.

Please join us to celebrate radical publishing, for drinks and nibbles, and a chance to buy the book at a special one-off price!

To book, please use Eventbrite

Questions? Contact Hannah Ludikhuijze H.Ludikhuijze@sussex.ac.uk

A collaboration between CLHLWRThe School of Media, Film and Music, and the Sussex Africa Centre,

 

 

Our next free event:

Remembering Feminists and Brilliant Friends: 

Sisterhood and After.

With Nancy K Miller and Margaretta Jolly

Wednesday, 12 February 2020
4.00-5.45 pm
University of Sussex

Free, all welcome
Disabled access

What can we learn from the history of women’s friendship in and outside women’s movements and how should we listen to the intimate voices of feminist activists? Join us for reading and debate with Margaretta Jolly and Nancy K Miller.

 

 

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