Rebels In The Archive by The British Library published on 2017-03-22T14:18:12Z Rebels in the Archives took place at the British Library on International Women’s Day 2017. The event considered the power and potential of archiving stories of sexism, sisterhood and struggle, raising issues about how identity and privilege impact upon the personal and public stories that get archived, as well as who can access them. The panel discussed their own use of archives in relation these issues; archives which relate to the Suffragette movement were a particular topic of discussion. The future of archives, and opportunities presented by digital techniques, offered hope for improving connections between archives, and access to them. The speakers were Jill Liddington, Abi Morgan, Heidi Safia Mirza and Deborah Withers. The event was introduced by Polly Russell and chaired by Margaretta Jolly. The event was organised by the British Library in association with the Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research at the University of Sussex.