PUBLIC LECTURE: Objects of social change
|Objects of social change : the women's movement and things that liberate
A public lecture by Professor Alison Bartlett, Gender Studies, The University of Western Australia.
What kinds of objects can be said to have changed the world? This lecture investigates the associations between materiality and memory, the ways that material culture shapes our lives, and the increasing importance of emotional experience in constructing social histories. It is specifically interested in ‘things that liberate’: that is, some of the things that changed Australian women’s lives through their association with women’s liberation, the women’s movement, and feminism since 1970. Material culture provides a novel form of understanding social history, and this lecture will present a fascinating collection of objects, remembrance, and effects of one of the major social movements of the twentieth century.
Professor Bartlett has recently published 'Things That Liberate: an Australian Feminist Wunderkammer', edited with Margaret Henderson (2013).
Cost: Free, but RSVP essential via https://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/bartlett
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