This first post serves to introduce the project, it’s aims, and its forthcoming outputs. This project brings together the work of Dr Carry van Lieshout on women entrepreneurs in census, and work of Dr Gunjan Sondhi on gender and migration. The aim of the project is to make visible the stories of migrant women entrepreneurs drawing from 1911 UK Census. It also offers a view into the contemporary landscape of migrantwomen entrepreneurs. The second aim of the project is to show how census data, ususally used for quantitative analysis, can be used and translated into arts based methods of communication.
Hence, this project will in fact tell stories through the voices of two storytellers. These stories will be told through the form of a walking tour of the Bloomsbury area of London.
Over the next three weeks, we will be releasing blog posts, maps, walking tours, and a recordings of the stories being told. So join us as we delve into historical census data to trace the lives of migrant women entrepreneurs.