Remembering Concepcion Picciotto, Anti-Nuclear Peace Activist

On the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons guest-blogger Lee Karen Stow shares her recollections of meeting and photographing life-long anti-nuclear campaigner Conception Picciotto. Concepcion Picciotto said she spent 35 years of her life outside the White House in Washington DC to “stop the world from being destroyed”. Living in the familiar…

Remembering Bertha Von Suttner on the International Day of Peace

Guest blogger Lee Karen Stow highlights the legacy of Bertha Von Suttner, the first woman awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Prayers and messages of peace hang from the branches of The Peace Tree at The Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, home to the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. I…

Dr Mary Murdoch (1864-1916): ‘A Woman Doctor of Hull’

Guest-blogger Professor Katharine Cockin shares the history of Dr Mary Murdoch, the first woman ever to practise medicine in Hull. The First World War centenary has exposed some hidden stories about wartime Hull. As a port city located along a very distinctive estuary, Hull has been vulnerable to aerial bombardment. From 1915 onwards the monstrous…

Remembering Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City.

Photographer Lee Karen Stow is currently in Vietnam, conducting fieldwork for the continuation of ‘Poppies: Women, War, Peace’. She reports on remembrance and memorialisation of the Vietnam War. In Vietnam there are memorials, elaborate and intimate, to the estimated three million Vietnamese who died in the Second Indochina War, known as the Vietnam War or…

‘Srebrenica 8372’ – Remembering Genocide

On International Criminal Justice Day Guest-blogger Dr Catherine Baker examines the ways the Women in Black have remembered genocide in the former Yugoslavia. Every July since 1996, one year since the Army of the Bosnian Serb Republic began the organised killing of 8,000 Bosniak men and boys in Srebrenica on 11 July 1995, women from…

Remembering…Poppies: Women, War, Peace

Guest-blogger Dr Lee Karen Stow offers insight into what inspires her work for the exhibition Poppies: Women, War, Peace opening at the University of Hull on July 15 Poppies: Women, War, Peace grew organically from documentary photographic work which began in 2007 with women trying to rebuild lives in post-civil war Sierra Leone, West Africa….

Amy Johnson Festival – Hull Remembers an Icon

Hull celebrates the life and achievements of the inspirational Amy Johnson, aviator, engineer, and service woman with the Amy Johnson Festival, running from 1 July until 6 September 2016. Back in March we posted a blog for Women’s History Month  exploring the various ways in which the life of Amy Johnson has been remembered both…

Women’s History Month: Remembering Amy Johnson in Hull

Amy Johnson (1903-1941) was one of Hull’s more famous daughters. The first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia, she has inspired female aviators the world over, demonstrating the potential for women to succeed in traditionally male-dominated spheres. During Women’s History Month the Remember Me project has decided to take a look at how…