Upcoming Events

“Whose Festival is it Anyway?”

 Manchester Central Library, Manchester, 11 March 2017, 4pm, Free entry

Near the close of the 2017 festival Digital Women’s Archive North [DWAN] and Instigate Arts will bring together key contributing artists, producers, curators and groups who have featured in Wonder Women in a panel discussion explore the role of the festival as a mode of disruptive activism and archiving. It will look forward the festival in 2018 and ask how it might evolve to be a distinctive Manchester tribute to the first votes for women – and support creative practitioners with a feminist ethos. Starts 4pm




Creation of the Digital Women’s Archive is in full swing! Supported by Arts Council England and the Ida Carroll Trust, we have brought together an exciting group of approx. 20 researchers made up of artists, curators, archivists, archives and digital technologists all exploring new models and approaches for the creative digital curation of women’s archives, collections and digital spaces. MadLab is our arts-technology partner on the project. This is the first stage of building the Archive.

Now we need YOU to collaborate in this research process!

Come and listen to what we’ve been up to and share **your** thoughts on how you, or your organisation, could use or contribute to the Archive for women’s heritage, culture, campaigns and activism.

Workshops will take place on three separate dates, each with a slightly different audience focus – so please select the most appropriate for you:

3 Nov 1-3.30pm: women artists

4 Nov 1-3.30pm: women’s services & voluntary sector

7 Nov 10-12.30pm: heritage & community archives

BOOK HERE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creating-a-digital-womens-archive-tickets-27791372744

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The National Archive conference, DCDC16 (Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities):

Location: The Lowry, Salford Quays

Date: 10-12 October 2016

Looking at the varied and innovative ways in which archives, museums, libraries, and academia can help realise the potential of collections and translate this into social, cultural, and economic impact. (Panel 2: Uncovering hidden histories through collaboration)


The Women and Girls of Crewe,the North of England and Beyond, 1830 to 2016

Location: Manchester Metropolitan, Crewe Campus

Date: 7 December 2016, 10:00–17:00 / Wine reception and film show: 6pm – 7.30pm

This one day interdisciplinary conference inspired by the life and works of the suffragist, author and labour rights campaigner Ada Nield Chew and the forthcoming centenary of the Representation of the People Act.

The conference aims to reassess and celebrate the activities, histories, writings and cultural and political importance of the girls and women of Crewe, the North of England and the UK generally in the years between 1830 and 2016.

The conference is supported by Crewe Town Council and aims to be a community event, bringing together academic speakers and local specialists, and will be open to the public (registration necessary for all delegates).

The conference will include an evening wine reception, film showing and an exhibition on ‘Ada Nield Chew, Crewe Factory Girl’.

Keynote Speaker: Dr Kate Cook, Senior Lecturer in Law, Manchester Law School, Leader of the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre. 

Special guest: Liam Hannan, University of Manchester, ‘Suffrajitsu’ talk and demonstration.

Special Guest speaker: Dr Alison Ronan