Imagining Women’s Home-Work: History, Photography, Activism

Discover how history and photography can bring women’s past working lives to life.

This free event accompanies the exhibition These Four Walls: A Secret History of Women Home-Workers.

The curators of These Four Walls, photographer Leonora Saunders and historian Dr Helen McCarthy, will be in conversation with Dr Laura King.

They will ask questions such as:

  • How can we recover and represent the hidden histories of women’s waged labour in the home?
  • Was home-work emancipatory for women, or a mark of their inferior position in the labour market?
  • Can a visual medium like photography start new conversations about the past, present and future?
  • Can it help to challenge the inequalities which continue to hold women back in 21st century Britain?

Find out more about the event and book online.