The Media, Arts and Humanities Research Institute

The Media, Arts and Humanities Research Institute is the collaborative hub of research in Media, Arts and Humanities at Sussex. It draws on the Sussex traditions of radicalism and innovation to support our research and creative practice from across the School.

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Trade Union Travellings – your next life writing challenge

Friday 24 March 2023 2-4.30pm

Silverstone Building Room 302 and Zoom

This workshop will start with short presentations from academics and activists who have sought creative and critical modes for representing Union struggles and identities, including ballads, exhibitions, drawings and quest biographies. We will then share our own ‘Trade Union travellings’ through guided discussion and exercises, including a left-field interview with UCU Sussex President, Dr Jo Pawlik.

Proudly featuring Dr Natalie Thomlinson refreshing the history of women in the miners’ strike, Prof Sundari Anitha on creating comic-form representations of Jayaben Desai from the Grunwick Strike, Dr Christian Høgsbjerg on the lost biography of seafarer’s organiser and black activist Chris Braithwaite, Ros Eyben on the elusive memoirs of her Fire Brigades Union father. Prof Margaretta Jolly will guide exercises and Dr Jonathan Moss will chair.

Attend in person or on Zoom (You will be sent the link shortly before the event if you have registered).

Free, all welcome.

More details of Trade Union Travellings here.

Banner image: Reflections on a meeting by Scribe is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0


School of Media, Arts and Humanities Research Office, Silverstone SB220