Sybil Campbell Collection at the University of Winchester
The Sybil Campbell Collection was deposited on long-term loan at the University of Winchester on 26th June 2006 by the British Federation of Women Graduates, formerly the British Federation of University Women. It is being kept as a separate entity in secure conditions, available for the use of all bona fide students and researchers. The University is delighted with the deposit. To use the Collection email email@example.com or telephone 01962 827306
Sybil Campbell News and Events
Sybil Campbell Collection Annual Lecture 2012
Thursday 18th October at 6.00 pm for 6.30pm
University Women's Club
'The work of Gertrude Hermes'
Gertrude's sister was May Hermes, a long serving member of BFUW.
Sybil Campbell Past Events
The Sybil Campbell seminar was held on 20 May 2010
- Dr Barnita Bagchi from the University of Utrecht spoke on:
'Social Capital and Creative Agency: South Asian Women in the Public Sphere, 1920-1950'
- The Annual Sybil Campbell seminar at the University of Winchester was held on 20 May 2010.
Dr Barnita Bagchi from the University of Utrecht spoke on 'Social Capital and Creative Agency: South Asian Women in the Public Sphere, 1920 - 1950' Dr Bagchi considered ways in which social capital, as manifested in associations, networks, and everyday sociability mutually inflected the creative agency of South Asian women in the public sphere during 1920-1920. While the term social capital, as adumbrated by Robert Putnam and Pierre Bourdieu, is well-known, 'creative agency' needs explanation. Dr Bagchi argued for a connotative, multifaceted analysis of women's agency in the public sphere, as manifested in a number of areas such as writing, lobbying, political and social activism: her analysis paid great attention to women's creative work, most notably manifested in writing, but also in a broader, open-ended view of the often informal and quirky ways in which women acted in the first part of the twentieth century in the Indian subcontinent.
At the Sybil Campbell Library, Dr Bagchi's research has been enriched by looking at material related to the Indian Federation of University Women: here too she was struck by the way official association business, social and political activism, creative performances, and food and drink enmeshed to form a dense web of associational life. Dr Bagchi analysed further this richness, and brought in issues of the interlinking of personal autonomy and collective endeavour. Deliberately, she collocated apparently disparate figures, notably Cornelia Sorabji, Rokeya Hossain, and Lila Majumdar, whose principal identities were those of lawyer, educationist, and children's writer. As a scholar in literary studies, she argued that we gain more through connotative richness than what we lose by the attendant fuzziness, if we view women's agency and the enmeshing of the associational, the creative, and the personal in this way.
Sybil Campbell Annual Lecture 2010
The Sybil Campbell Annual Lecture was at the University Women's Club on 28 October 2010. The lecture was given by Dr Sandy Lerner, Chair and Trustee of Chawton House Library, and the Centre for the Study of Early English Women's Writing, who spoke on Pen and Parsimony: Carriages in the Novels of Jane Austen.
Recent Publications and Conference Papers Using the Sybil Campbell Collection
- Joyce Goodman 2012 Women and International Intellectual Cooperation, Paedagogica Historica, 48, issue 3,
- Joyce Goodman 2012 Transatlantic crossings and professional lives: Ellen Knox's travel between
Canada and England, History of Education Researcher, May 2012, 36-45
- Joyce Goodman 2011 International citizenship and the International Federation of University Women
before 1939, History of Education, issue 6, 701-721
- Stephanie Spencer 2012 European Education Research Association Summer School plenary 'Making meaning from collections and archives " dilemmas and new directions in researching the Sybil Campbell Library Collection'
- Joyce Goodman "Social Change and Secondary Schooling for Girls in the 'Long 1920s': European Engagements" History of Education volume 36, numbers 4-5, 2007:497-514
- Albisetti,J.,Goodman,J.,Rogers,R. (2010) Girl's Secondary Education in the Western World From the 18th to the 20th Century, Palgrave Macmillan
Recent Conference Papers Using the Sybil Campbell Collection
Joyce Goodman "International Interconnections: Women and International Co-operation in the Inter-war Period" History of Education Society Conference, Birmingham, November 2007
Sybil Campbell Steering Committee
The management of the Sybil Campbell Collection at the University of Winchester is overseen by the Sybil Campbell Steering Committee. This consists of two Trustees of the Sybil Campbell Library Trust Fund; Associate Dean (Faculty of Education); member of staff of the Centre for the History of Women's Education; University Librarian; one member of staff of each of the Faculties of Arts, Education, Social Science; University Communications Officer