Reading Group: Experimental Workshop on Sources

Experimental Workshop on Sources with Professor Lyndal Roper

Tuesday 5 June (Week 7), Colin Matthew Room (History Faculty), 1:30-3pm

It is too late to register as a participant, but observers are welcome.




CGIS is organising an exciting workshop on Tuesday 5 June 2018. Professor Lyndal Roper will be leading the session and facilitating discussions around how to approach sources for the study of gender, identity and subjectivityfrom different time periods and geographical areas.


We are looking for graduate students, ECRs and established academics to provide a short sample of their sources. On the day of the workshop, the participants will exchange their primary sources and confront their respective analysis. No preparation necessary apart from participants knowing their own primary evidence well. 


This is an opportunity for you to learn new ways to conduct analysis on primary sources and to receive supportive feedback on your ideas so do still consider signing up even if you are at an early stage of your graduate studies. If you are simply curious about how others read your sources, join us!


Deadline for sign-up is 25 May 2018. As places are limited, we encourage you to sign up early. 


Please email your chosen primary source on no more than two sides of A4 page (translated in English if necessary) with some basic historical details (who, when, where, why) and a 200-word max summary of your research to (and do email me with any questions)


For further details about the Reading Group please email Fanny Louvier (

See here for more information about the CGIS Reading Group