Visits and Events

Forthcoming events

ALISS are pleased to announce a Guided visit to

The Sacred Year 1919: women and the professions 1 May to 8 September 2019 in LSE Library Gallery.

London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London,WC2A 2AE

July 16th 2.00-3.30 pm approx

Virginia Woolf famously described 1919 as ‘the sacred year’ because of an Act of Parliament that removed barriers. This Act was the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act which enabled women to enter most professions and professional organisations for the first time. This Act removed barriers but it still did not explicitly give women rights.

This exhibition marks the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act, displaying material from the Women’s Library collection, to show how this Act was a turning point in widening employment opportunities for women.

It includes archive materials relating to the act and campaigns to open the

The Church and the diplomatic service to women. The visit will include a guided tour with the curator and an opportunity to speak with her and view other related items from LSE Library archives

Visit is free to ALISS members

£5 to non-members . Admin charge

To sign up contact

Heather Dawson

ALISS Secretary

ALISS (Association of Librarians and Information professionals in the Social Sciences) are pleased to announce a visit to Royal Society of Sculptors’ Library and archive 31st July 2-3.30pm

Paul Mellon Research ‘Pioneering Women at the Heart of the Royal Society of Sculptors’

Dora House, 108 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3RA

A visit to Dora House, the headquarters of the Royal Society of Sculptors, to view the archive and library of the Society, housed in the basement. The archive dates back to the founding of the Society in 1905 and contains over 1,000 member files, as well as material reflecting the day to day running of the Society. The Paul Mellon Research Curator, Rosamund Lily West, will discuss the ‘Pioneering Women’ project, which uses the archive and library to uncover the lives, histories and legacies of our early female sculptors. She will explain the relevance of this project and how the uncatalogued archive will be made more accessible to the public and researchers. She will also discuss the problems of using an archive to research early female sculptors when many of those women are conspicuous in their absence, and how the project aims to generate archive material to give these women a presence in the Society’s archive.

Visit is free to ALISS members

£5 to non-members . Admin charge

To sign up contact

Heather Dawson

ALISS Secretary

Past events

Photo of Aliss visit to RUSI Library
@mattblib april 2018 RUSI Library visit

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