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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01962 827306
Sybil Campbell News and Events
Sybil Campbell Collection Annual Lecture 2014
Dr Helen McCarthy
Women and Diplomatic Life
- Professor Joyce Goodman
‘World Citizens: The International Federation of University Women before 1939’
- Jane Hill
'The work of Gertrude Hermes'
Gertrude's sister was May Hermes, a long serving member of BFUW
- Gillian Darley BA MSc
Octavia Hill and Opportunities for Women
- Dr Sandy Lerner
Pen and Parsimony: Carriages in the novels of Jane Austen
- Professor Roberta Gilchrist
Medieval Women and the Care of the Family: the Archaeology of Life, Death and Magic
- Professor June Purvis
Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928, leader of the suffragette movement in Edwardian Britain)
- Professor Ruth Watts
Whose knowledge? Historical explorations of women in science and education
- Professor Joyce Goodman
Girton, Newnham and Empire
Lecture read by Dr Stephanie Spencer
The Sybil Campbell Seminar 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.
Recent Publications and Conference Papers Using the Sybil Campbell Collection
- Stephanie Spencer (2013) ‘Just a book in a library? The Sybil Campbell Library Collection fostering international friendship amongst graduate women’ History of Education 42 (2) 257-274
- 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
- Stephanie Spencer “Cosmopolitan sociability within the British and International Federations of University Women 1945-1960” Australia and New Zealand History of Education Society Annual Conference, 5th December 2013
- 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 three Trustees of the Sybil Campbell Library Trust Fund; Dean (Faculty of Education Health and Social Care ); member of staff of the Centre for the History of Women's Education; University Librarian; University Communications Officer; post graduate representative.