Ladies of Quality and Distinction: Wikithon at the Foundling Museum

Saturday 17 November 13:00-16:00, at the Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 1AZ

Despite its male face, women permeate every aspect of the Foundling Hospital story; as mothers, supporters, wet nurses, staff, apprentice masters, artists, musicians, craftsmen and foundlings. Yet for almost 300 years, history has placed these women as a footnote in the story. Help us redress this balance in history and bring overlooked stories to the fore. Bring your laptop and prepare with our Edit-a-thon guide, which you can find here.

The event will be led by Flore Janssen, Beatrice Bazell and Alexis Wolf from the project Editing the Long Nineteenth Century: Recovering Women in the Digital Age in partnership with the Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies.

This event is part of the Being Human festival, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see the Being Human Festival website.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Free but booking essential. To book, please visit the Foundling Museum website.

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