Professor Alison Bartlett (University of Western Australia)
August - October 2018
Project: Walking Feminist Heritage
Alison Bartlett is investigating the connections between activism and landscape specifically through the model of women's heritage walks. This links with her recent work on the way the recent feminist past is remembered, as well as environmental and peace activist legacies. Her most recent book publication is Things That Liberate: an Australian Feminist Wunderkammer (edited with Margaret Henderson, 2016), which looked for the material culture of second wave feminist activist philosophies through a collection of objects. She has published widely on Australian literature, on maternal culture, and on the women's peace movement while teaching in English, and in Gender Studies at The University of Western Australia.
Alison's 2019 article written during her time at IASH, titled "Feminist heritage walks: materialising the feminist past in Perth, Australia and Glasgow, UK", is available from Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0966369X.2019.1612855