Gendering the memory of work

The workshop drew on specific case studies from archival research that Professor Maria Tamboukou has conducted in a number of archives in the UK and abroad over the last ten years, informed by neo-materialist approaches in feminist science studies. We looked into questions of archival sensibility in social sciences research and explore a range of methodological approaches, epistemological standpoints and concerns, as well as theoretical questions and issues. Drawing on Casey's influential suggestion about the 'thick autonomy of memory' (2000) the archive is configured not just as a discursively constructed memory space, but also as a material assemblage, a laboratory of memory with specific spatio/temporal rhythms that significantly influence mnemonic practices in the study and writing of memory.
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