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Past traces, present memories: exploring life history accounts from the Mass-Observation Archive.

This research paper was presented at the Women’s History Network conference, Glasgow, September 2008. It draws upon my Doctoral research, in which I interrogated the education life histories of correspondents to the Contemporary Project of the Mass Observation Archive, University of Sussex Library. The paper explores the complexities of working class family responses to education during the interwar period in England, and considers the impact of the Second World War on their education and occupational trajectories.

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Seeking Shelter


Seeking Shelter is a short film exploring the use of objects, in reminiscence work, to prompt remembering.

This is the 2nd. in an occasional series, In The Object…A Memory.

In The Object…A Memory


In the Object…a Memory is a short film made with a group of older residents in Woodingdean, on the outskirts of Brighton, UK.

This is an occasional series of short films exploring the use of objects in reminiscence work to prompt remembering.