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.

Rachael House's Feminist Disco: 
Putting the 'disco' into 'discourse'
10 November 2017, University of Sussex, 6–9pm Room 76, Falmer Bar
University of Sussex

 

This is an art project calling itself a disco. Rachael House plays records on two dansette record players and calls it DJing.The records are by bands featuring women Rachael decides are feminist, made between approximately 1976-1983.

Rachael House's Feminist Disco

This is a free event. 

For details follow this link: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/clhlwr/seminarseries/201718seminars/feministdisco

New collaborative project:

Hastings Heritage and Art Trail

Launching September 2018 

Hastings Heritage and Art Trail - Maxine Beuret

The brainchild of artist and photographer Maxine Beuret, the trail will be multidimensional walking tour taking in ten central locations that have not largely changed for over 25 years. Each place has been chosen for its amazing atmosphere and fascinating design history.

Maxine Beuret will photograph each location.

These images will be displayed at each of the stops on the trail alongside historical information and some relevant artefacts from Hastings Museum collection.

Inspired by the trail, users are encourage to create their own videos and photographs, which will also be displayed along the trail and on the website.

info@hastingstrail.co.uk

For more information on the project and related events follow this link:

http://hastingsheritagetrail.co.uk/

 

 

 

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