Using Archives to Teach Gender


This survey is aimed at University of Leeds staff who teach undergraduate and/or postgraduate modules or supervise dissertations covering gender, sexuality, feminism and other related topics (either as the key module theme, or as one among other themes).

It is being conducted as part of the University of Leeds Student Education Fellowship-funded project "Using Archives to Teach Gender".

    The Project

    The aim of this project is to explore how the collections held by two campus-based archives – the Feminist Archive North (http://www.feministarchivenorth.org.uk/north.htm) and the Marks & Spencer Company Archive (http://marksintime.marksandspencer.com/the-collection/) – can be used to support and enhance UG and PG teaching and dissertation supervision on gender and related topics at the University of Leeds. The project team will work with archive staff to produce new teaching and learning activities drawing on the two collections, and these will be made available to interested staff across all Schools and Faculties at the University of Leeds. To find out more about the project, click here (http://www.sddu.leeds.ac.uk/sddu-usef-maria-do-mar-pereira.html). The staff and students working on this project are: Dr. Maria do Mar Pereira (School of Sociology and Social Policy, Centre for Interd. Gender Studies) Eleanor Broadbent (UG student – School of Sociology and Social Policy) Anna Colgan (UG student – School of Sociology and Social Policy) Freya Potter (UG student – School of History)

    The Survey

    The first stage of the project is a survey-based consultation of staff. Through this consultation, we are hoping to find out what kinds of resources would be most valuable to staff teaching gender at UG and PG level at Leeds. We will use the information collected in this survey to guide our subsequent archival research. This will help ensure that the resources we produce match your needs and priorities. Hearing from you will make all the difference, and so we would be very grateful if you could respond to the questions below. The survey will not take longer than 5 – 10 minutes to complete. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on m.d.m.pereira@leeds.ac.uk