The Reanimating Data project is a collaboration between academics, archivists and activists interested in young women’s sexual health and empowerment. We are working with a set of interviews collected as part of a social research study conducted in Manchester in 1988-90: the Women, Risk & AIDS project. Our aim is to archive, share and reanimate this material as way of exploring change and continuities in intimate lives over a 30 year period. The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and involves the Universities of Sussex and Edinburgh and the community archive Feminist Webs. We want to build a community around the archive in order to ask new questions about sexual politics, social change and feminism. This film explains more about the original Women, Risk & AIDS Project and why it is worth revisiting.
You can explore the Women Risk and AIDS Project online archive here.
Download our research project announcement here or for more information about the Reanimating Data Project watch this short film about the work we have been doing.