Wise Women

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Wise Women

13th February 2023 - 29th December 2023

The Wise Women manifesto was created by Dr Gillian Dyson-Moss, Dr Anne Schiffer, Dr Joanna Leah, and Lizzie Coombes, academics at Leeds Beckett’s Leeds School of Arts, to give voice to creative female researchers, especially those who feel frozen out as older women or as ‘early career researchers’.

The project has been funded by Research England and the Leeds Beckett Equity and Inclusion Research Fund.

The manifesto launched at the end of January 2023 with an exhibition and series of performances at Leeds School of Arts. The exhibition consists of portraits of female academics in the school and is installed in both Broadcasting Place and Leeds School of Arts buildings. It will remain in situ for the next 12 months and is set to expand to include more women in the school, including non-academic staff like cleaners and administrators.