Workshop: Archiving Women in Film and Television

Archiving Women in Film and Television

Workshop Programme

Date: Thursday 14 May 2015, 13:00-17:30

Venue: Brotherton Room, Special Collections, University of Leeds

Hosted by Feminist Archive North and the School of History, with the support of the Cultural and Creative Industries Exchange, University of Leeds; Leeds Animation Workshop; and Vera Media




Introduction: Why the History of Women’s Archives Matters


Kate Dossett (University of Leeds) & Jalna Hanmer (Feminist Archive North)

Presentation from the Archives of Leeds Animation Workshop, Vera Media and the Women’s Film, Television and Video Network

Gina Denton (University of Leeds)


14:00-15:00: History of the Archives I: Leeds Animation Workshop


Terry Wragg (Leeds Animation Workshop) & Rebekah Taylor (Animation Collection, University for the Creative Arts)



COFFEE BREAK 15:00-15:30



15:30-16:30: History of the Archives II: Vera Media and the Women’s Film, Television and Video Network


Al Garthwaite & Catherine Mitchell (Vera Media)


16:30-17:30: Creating Archives, Creating Histories: Questions of Evidence, Knowledge and Power


Melanie Bell (Newcastle University) & Vicky Ball (De Montfort University)

The workshop is free to attend, but you need to register in advance by emailing For more information, see For directions, see: