Sadly readers, we have reached the end of our summer internship with Femorabilia! But before we leave we have recorded one more extra special edition of #FiveMinFem If you have been listening regularly you might have noticed that the episodes have not been five minutes long; we had the vision and we tried our best … More Podcast Episode 5: Bye For Now Femorabiliacs!
This week we were celebrating the international day of friendship by thinking about how Jackie magazine was a friend to girls in the 1970s. From Cathy and Claire’s advice, to stories about friendships turned sour, Jackie was both a friend, and providing models of friendship to its readers. Listen to us talking about magazines, friendship … More Podcast Episode 4: Jackie, A Girl’s Best Friend
This week Katie will turn 30 so to celebrate we turned to Jackie magazine to help us plan a party! We looked at how the magazine discussed planning, hosting and catering for parties and shared the best tips we found. The Jackie features we discuss in this episode are posted below, as well as a … More Podcast Episode 3: We’re Having a Party!
The school year is almost over and school leavers all over the country will be gearing up for their first summer out in the big bad world. We’ve been thinking about leaving education this week as Rosie graduated with a degree in Media, Culture, Communication (woohoo!) and Katie is on the last leg of her MRes in English (must…keep…writing…). Here … More Podcast Episode 2: School’s Out!
If you’ve been checking our Twitter you’ll have spotted our hints last week about a Jackie inspired craft project. We posted the Make Your Mark feature from the May the 8th 1976 issue as well as a sneak preview of us in our jazzy new cardigans… Now we can reveal that we have begun a … More Our First Podcast Ep 1: Make Your Mark
Archives, when you are just having fun, meeting them for the first time and don’t have a deadline to meet, can be really refreshing. The sight of a reading room full of people with such varied interests happily exploring Special Collections and Archives at LJMU was just what Catherine Han and I hoped for when … More Hands On At Femorabilia
Very pleased to announce the programme, we are looking forward to welcoming the speakers and all of those who have already registered on Eventbrite Femorabilia Study Day and Symposium Saturday, 22 October 2016 Aldham Robarts Library, Liverpool John Moores University 29 Maryland Street, Liverpool, L1 9DE 9.30—10.00: Registration/Welcome 10.00—11.30: Hands-on-Session with the Femorabilia Collection 11.30—13.00: … More Programme for the Femorabilia Study
On the 22nd October we will be holding a Femorabilia Study Day at the Aldham Robarts Library, Liverpool John Moores University. Femorabilia will be available to view in a morning hands-on study session. Whether you are interested in women’s magazines, girls comics or teen romance it will all be available. Recent acquisitions include the first … More Come & Visit Femorabilia
In five hundred days we have expanded the diversity of our holdings from 300 to over 15oo items and started to make connections which will enhance our public engagement and research profile Femorabilia became recognised as a collection about 18 months ago but it had existed as a teaching resource since the early 1990s. Students were … More Femorabilia: The First Five Hundred Days
We have noticed that when people talk to us about Bunty or Twinkle the dress up doll wardrobe is definitely something that they vividly remember. Mel Gibson also found that readers’ memories of Bunty were dominated by dressing the dolls. “Fiona said ‘For me the very best of Bunty was the cut-out dolls and the … More Cut out dolls and their wardrobes