Leeds University Library

Archiving Women in Film & TV

Published Friday 24 April 2015

Afternoon workshop bringing together feminist filmmakers, archivists and historians of women and gender at the Brotherton Library (14 May)

"Archiving Women in Film and Television" is an afternoon workshop designed to explore the opportunities and challenges of archiving women's film and television history.

The workshop will include:

  • A presentation from the archives of the National Women's Film, Television and Video Network and independent feminist film making collectives Leeds Animation Workshop and Vera Media.
  • Speakers from Feminist Archive North and the University of Creative Arts, who will share their experience of housing film and TV archives
  • A showcase of academics' projects on creating new archives to examine the history of women in film and TV.

Collectively, the workshop aims to open up new questions about the production of knowledge and feminist historiography, and the role of archives in this process.

The workshop will be followed by Feminist Film Screening; a public screening of Leeds Animation Workshop and Vera Media films at the Hyde Park Picture House on Tuesday 19 May.

Both events are part of the "Feminist Archives, Feminist Futures" project and are sponsored by the Cultural & Creative Industries Exchange, University of Leeds.

The workshop is open to the public and free to attend, but you need to register in advance by emailing g.denton@leeds.ac.uk.