This week there will be changes to the study areas in the Library while preparations related to The Women’s Library @ LSE Reading Room take place.
The Library’s Lower Ground Floor and 4th Floor will be closed from 3pm on the 12 March until late morning on 13 March. The Escape Area will be closed all day on 12 March, until late morning on 13 March.
The beanbags will be removed from the Library’s Lower Ground Floor on 11 March and reinstalled on 13 March.
The 8th March is International Women’s Day. This year the United Nations has chosen the theme “Equality for women is progress for all.” Use its website to find out more about the history of the day and this year’s events. To celebrate the event here are some recommended free resources from LSE Library.
Women’s liberation and the history of feminism
- Recently the British library launched the great Sisterhood and Beyond site which is an oral history of the liberation movement and has some fascinating materials from men and women involved in the struggle.
- The LSE Digital Library has an online collection of 35 rare books which cover women’s rights from the 17th- 20th century. A favourite is the Queen-Like Closet by Hannah Wolley which was published in 1675 and has a series of recipes and advice for the female sex. Look at page 28 for some advice on how to make snail-water which is excellent for consumption! Also available in full text is Virginia Woolf’s A Room of her Own from 1929.
- The Fragen project provides free access to books and pamphlets covering second wave feminism in over 20 European nations. Choose database search to get the full text.
- The Women’s Liberation Movement Music Archive has lots of information about feminist music making in the 1960s/1970s. It includes some lyrics and song clips.
Contemporary statistical data
Blogs are great for keeping up to date with news, events and discussion. Here are some of our favourites:
- The F Word is a great place for finding out about contemporary feminism. it has weekly round ups of news stories
- Uk Feminista supports feminist action.
- The Fawcett Society blog provides coverage on UK policy and equality
- The Vagenda is a feminist online magazine launched in January 2012. It uses the tagline “Like King Lear, but for girls,” Includes criticism of sexism on mainstream women’s magazines.
- Engenderings – LSE gender Blog. Look for the gender tweets link. Includes links to book reviews and LSE events as well as discussion of current affairs. There is also an archive of previous LSE events recent examples include: Is there a sexual history? A conversation between Professor Clare Hemmings, Professor Jeffrey Weeks
LSE Library resources
- More information on the Women’s Library@ LSE is available on the Library website
- There is also a Gender subject guide to major resources in the Library. Browse the links on the left of the screen to get links to our journal article indexes and other databases
As the crisis in Ukraine fills the news, here are some quick research links from LSE Library.
Try these English language sources for news update, analysis and audio and visual content:
For a Russian Perspective try
These are good for keeping up to date with recent comment, analysis and on the ground reports
The websites of the following think tanks/research bodies have full text reports and analysis. The links cover recent and historic events:
LSE Subscription services
LSE staff and students also have free access to the following resources relevant to this topic:
- Economist Intelligence Unit Country reports register your email address. Summarises political and economic situation. Reports available from 1990s onwards.
- Integrum Profi offers Russian Language newspapers and magazines
- Eastview Russian databases includes the Universal Database of Russian Newspapers for access to the full-text files of over 30 of the most influential Russian newspapers of Moscow and St. Petersburg, and 80 regional newspapers, Russian Duma Publications for parliamentary news and analysis.
- Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press contains abstracts of Russian region press articles translated into English. Coverage begins in 2001.
Posted by: March 4, 2014
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