Take inspiration from our nineteenth-century pamphlet collection to create your own zine! Zines are small DIY publications associated with radical movements and subcultures, often used to share ideas about topics not dealt with in mainstream media. Similar to zines, pamphlets were used from the 1500s as cheap, small-format print publications to share ideas about politics, society and religion. By the Victorian era, they were widely adopted by radicals and reformers to disseminate their views. Our collection of nineteenth-century pamphlets tackles many issues still highly relevant today – including women’s rights, housing, freedom of the press and birth control.
This workshop will give you an introduction to the history and uses of pamphlets and zines, showcase some of our own collections of nineteenth-century pamphlets and modern day zines, as well as giving you the opportunity to create your own. This event is part of the Heritage Lottery funded project, Victorian Bloggers.
We are committed to promoting inclusive practice at Conway Hall. Due to the constraints of our building, the Library is not currently accessible to wheelchair users or those with limited mobility but we are happy to discuss with you how we can make the contents and materials accessible to you. We carefully monitor which events are held in the Library, and will use your comments to enable us to develop ways to ensure that everyone should be able to attend events in the future.