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‘Ruskin, where is she?’ is an informative group research session and Wiki-edit-a-thon to promote the work of unacknowledged women working in and around John Ruskin’s field of research.

Introduction and research support by Dr Rachel Dickinson and facilitation by Keep it Complex.


The Whitworth, Manchester
Sunday 19th of May, 2pm – 4.30pm
Book your ticket here.


Keep it Complex invites the public to discuss and gather research on underrepresented female contemporaries of John Ruskin. The event will start with an introduction to women working in John Ruskin’s field by specialist scholar Dr Rachel Dickinson, followed by a group discussion and Wikipedia edit-a-thon. Together, the group will discuss, collate research and make new Wikipedia profiles for relevant women, to reinsert these women into the history of a time that has arguably been dominated by Ruskin’s work.

For this workshop if possible please bring your laptop. Those without computers are very welcome to join the discussion and to use the books provided. 



Dr Rachel Dickinson Is principal Lecturer in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University and Master of the Guild of St George (The charity for arts, crafts and the rural economy, founded by John Ruskin in 1871). Dickinson is editor of Ruskin’s correspondence with Joan Severn and the author of several papers including ‘Of Ruskin, Women and Power’ published by Routledge in Persistent Ruskin: Studies in INfluence, Assimilation and Effect.