Linenhall Library extraORDINARYwomen project

We are delighted to have been invited to provide community engagement services for the Linenhall Library extraORDINARYwomen project. The project aims to share the extraORDINARYwomen archive with local community groups, broadening its accessibility, and encouraging contributions of all kinds from across Northern Ireland to extend and enrich the archive. COVID disrupted this process, and we were tasked with ensuring thoughtful engagement took place with key groups. The memberships of these groups are underrepresented in both archive and public life in Northern Ireland, including women with disabilities, LGBTQI+ women/people, rural women, minority ethnic women and refugee and asylum seeker women.