Laura King

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We are what we keep: Being Human Festival events

Posted on 16 November 2015 by Laura King

By Laura King, University of Leeds As part of the Being Human festival of the humanities, The Family Archive Project is putting on a series of public events. This week we have an interactive archive workshop on Tuesday 17th, 12-2pm at the Discovery Centre, which will help you think about what’s in your family archive
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The Future of Women’s Pasts

Posted on 27 July 2015 by Laura King

By Laura King, University of Leeds Understanding how families keep things and document their histories is, for me, a feminist project. The Family Archive project has an important dual purpose, in this sense. Firstly, by thinking about the records, documents and objects in people’s homes, we can find out about women’s histories, which are often
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Ways of remembering: dying and the family archive

Posted on 9 May 2015 by Laura King

By Laura King, University of Leeds Why do we try to preserve particular memories? What exactly is valuable in the process of keeping and ‘curating’ particular objects and documents that we might understand to constitute a family archive? For whose benefit is this? Some people find great pleasure in collecting particular information and items related
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Pieces of Paper

Posted on 9 March 2015 by Laura King

By Laura King, Project Co-Investigator, University of Leeds What are the most valuable things that people keep? In my last post I talked about how the most mundane aspects of a house – such as a cupboard door – can function as a ‘family archive’. Since that time, I took part in a work shop
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