11 September 2018
Remembering Resistance: A Century of Women’s Protest in the North of England
Call for citizen researchers and oral history participants
Remembering Resistance is a new project from researchers at Lancaster University that is bringing to life the history of women’s protest in the North of England.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Remembering Resistance will celebrate, catalogue, and engage the public in women’s efforts to bring about political change over the last 100 years by creating a permanent archive of women’s activism to inspire future generations.
Through a programme of public engagement events and activities, the project will develop a rich picture of when, where, and why women have fought for change to identify the most significant sites of women’s resistance in the North.
The project aims to map the last century of protest by charting the routes that protests took, and the strategies protesters used, as well as collating artefacts associated with protest movements.
An important part of the project involves bringing together a team of volunteer citizen researchers. So if you’re interested in women’s activism, the history of protest in the North of England, or would like to develop skills in oral history or heritage projects, this is a great opportunity.
To ensure the voices of women who have been involved in protest are preserved, the project will gather oral histories and archival accounts of protest actors, past and present. If you’ve been involved in protest or campaigning and want to share your experiences, the team would love to hear from you.