Drop into the British Academy on June 22-23 for our first Summer Showcase
Wander through our beautiful building to view 15 exhibits consisting of text panels, interactive elements and audio-visual displays created by the academics we fund. Meet our researchers, find out more about their projects and take part in hands-on activities.
Helen McCarthy’s exhibit explores motherhood and work in modern Britain
Double Lives: Working Motherhood in Twentieth-Century Britain
Today, over 4 million people in the UK – including many mothers – regularly work from home. These Four Walls, a collaboration between Helen McCarthy and Leonora Saunders, explores the different meanings of home-based work for women in Britain over the past century through an exciting fusion of portrait photography and cutting-edge historical research.
Helen McCarthy is Reader in Modern British History at Queen Mary University of London
Research Award: British Academy Mid-Career Fellow 2017-8
Leonora Saunders is a photographer and artist whose work focuses on exploring issues of diversity, especially gender and the representation of women at work.
Showcase opening times: Friday 22-Saturday 23 June,11am - 5pm
Late-night view: Friday 22nd June, 6.30-9pm
You'll find this exhibit at Point 2 in the Lee Library on the Ground Floor. Download our programme to plan your visit.