Resources

We covered a lot over three days! Here you will find video recordings, references and other materials shared during the inaugural Summit in 2020. 


Session recordings and references

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Anne Lister Research Summit Welcome

Introduction to the Summit, collaborative research, how this community works together and the first round of Lister Bingo!


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A History of Researching Anne Lister

Explore how researching Anne Lister evolved over the years and what shaped researcher's interpretation of her as a person, her written legacy and her historical context.



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Digging through the archives—and how to manage your research mess!

How to locate archival materials through different means, how to prepare in-person and virtual visits to archives and how to keep everything organized.



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Anne Lister Diaries, Travel Journals, and Papers

Overview of the West Yorkshire Archive Service’s collections which contain a considerable amount of material relating to Anne Lister, including the diaries, correspondence, and other documents. 



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#AnneListerCodeBreaker 101

Discussion of what it’s like to be a Code Breaker, how people transcribe differently and how to become involved with the project.



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Hidden revealing: typography research, glyph studies and visual interpretations of Anne Lister's crypthand

Cross-media experiments discussing what is uncovered through transformations such as digitising Anne Lister's crypt-hand, manipulating type to create patterns, and experimenting with meaning.

 


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Paris, sex and a social Life: a conversation with Dannielle Orr

Dannielle Orr discusses her experience researching Anne Lister for her 2006 PhD, what the journals revealed to her and some take-aways from that experience.

 


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Anne Lister's travels

Review some of Anne Lister’s adventures with discussion about her achievements, traveling companions and what it is like researching Anne’s travels.

 


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Workshop: Creating Interactive StoryMaps of Anne Lister’s travels

Learn how to bring transcriptions of Anne’s travels to life for a wider audience using the free StoryMapJS tool. This session will introduce you to the tool and how it can be used to display Anne’s travels.

 


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Kiss & Tell: Anne Lister and sex

Join a conversation with Anne Choma and Dr. Anna Clark to get a better understanding of Anne’s Lister’s sex life. 

 


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Mariana Lawton & The Belcombes

Take a deep dive into the world of Mariana Lawton (nee Belcombe) and her family, the one time in-laws of Anne Lister.

 


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Workshop: How to create an interactive historical timeline

The session provides an introduction to TimelineJS and existing Anne Lister timeline, and includes tips for preparing your own, and a full live demonstration of creating a timeline

 


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Sarah Rose from Calderdale Libraries Local Studies speaks to David Glover of the Halifax Antiquarian Society about Halifax and its central role in Anne Lister's life.

 


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Whether you’re just curious, want to dig into this matter, or are an experienced researcher, join Lynn Shouls as she opens the door to additional research on the Lister coat of arms and provides context as to its importance.

 


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The Women of Anne Lister's Journals

Anne Lister engaged in friendship and sexual relationships with a number of women, detailing these connections in a combination of plain and crypt hand across 'volumes a many of journalizing'. We delve into the lives of Anne Lister's lovers and lesbros; who were they? What are their stories? 

 


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In the past year, a great deal of information has been uncovered that allows us to begin to see Ann Walker in a new light. The woman now emerging was much more than the shy heiress who made the commitment to be Anne Lister’s companion for life.

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We’ve got sessions for her journals, her family, her travels, and her lovers, this session will shift the focus back to Anne. From her childhood and education to her cultural interests and estate management, Helena Whitbread will take stock of all the complexities that made Anne Lister… well, Anne Lister.

 


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Laurie Shannon discusses what we can expect from the role of the new Anne Lister Society in future research, then LĂ­via Labate recaps open collaborative projects ongoing now at Packed with Potential and how you can engage and contribute.

 


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Lister Trivia

Trivia Master Jess Betik hosted a very competitive five-round game of trivia covering a variety of Anne Lister-related topics. Here are the questions—and answers. 

Round 1 — General British history and culture

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Round 2 — Women’s history and female firsts

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Round 3 — TV Connections

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Round 4 — Music and Anne Lister

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Round 5 — Anne Lister’s Travels and Geography

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Lister Bingo

During Lister Bingo our wonderful guests Amanda Walgrove, Pat Esgate, Anne Choma, Clara Barley, Shantel Smith, Alex Pryce, Mary Schwartz (Shibden After Dark), and Laurel & Amanda (VGVL) read Anne Lister's journal entries across the three days of the event while everyone paid attention to the words that filled their cards so they could yell 'NO GOATS!'. 

Here are the transcriptions for those entries, courtesy of the lovely #AnneListerCodeBreaker folks with blogs.


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