Lunchtime talk – with Carol Osgerby. Wives, Widows, Witches’ and Workers at Hull Minster.
History is often taught as the actions of famous men. Social history looks at what was happening to ordinary people while all that ‘history‘ was happening. And ‘ordinary people’ includes women. But finding ordinary women in history books can be a problem.
When we are told by historians that in the past women mostly stayed home, wage-earning women being a ‘modern phenomenon’, the result is often that we don’t tend to expect to find women outside the domestic sphere. And yet the historical records – of property transactions and court business, for instance – do record women in numbers that imply that those individuals were not totally exceptional.
So I began to look for local women – and this talk shows some of those I found and included in the Hull & East Yorkshire History Calendar. Seek, and you shall find.
Talks last 45 minutes with questions.
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This talk is FREE and is put on with the support of the Heritage Fund.
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At Hull Minster we have strong artistic roots with 700 years of cultural and artistic tradition. We encourage artists and performers as well as cultivating participation in the arts for city centre communities.