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Electrifying Women in the IET archives: Part 2

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Women's Library, LSE Library: The British Library of Political and Economic Science

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An introductory session for researchers to the Institution of Engineering and Technology archives

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Co-created by the AHRC funded Electrifying Women project (University of Leeds) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), these free sessions aim to introduce researchers to collections held in the IET Archives, with the aim of encouraging further research into the history of women in engineering and technology.

The day will be divided into two sessions (10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00), which will both include an introduction to the Archives and a workshop using original archives and surrogate copies where necessary. Space for the event has kindly been given by the LSE Women’s Library, another key resource for researching women’s history.

It is possible to book for either the morning or afternoon sessions, or both.

The second session (14.00-16.00) will focus on the development of electricity in the home, with a focus on the Electrical Association for Women (EAW) and Dame Caroline Haslett archives:

• Archives of the Electrical Association for Women (EAW), founded in 1924 to encourage women to use electricity in the home. This collection includes corporate records, photographs, correspondence, the EAW Journal, leaflets, and artefacts including posters and tea towels.

• Personal papers of Dame Caroline Haslett, first Secretary of WES and co-founder of the EAW, also the first woman member of the Electricity Council. This collection includes photographs and correspondence as well as copies of articles and talks.

This event is aimed primarily at postgraduate researchers and early career academics in the areas of 20th century history, gender studies and history of technology. Prior knowledge of engineering and technology is not required. The afternoon session will be of particular interest to researchers working on the domestication of electricity, social history of the home, women as consumers, and the roles of women in public life in the 20th century.

If the event is fully booked and you would like to be added to the waiting list please e-mail e.rees@leeds.ac.uk.

Read more about the Electrifying Women project here and the IET archives here.

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Women's Library, LSE Library: The British Library of Political and Economic Science

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WC2A 2HD

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