Researching a Rare Family Collection

Research Reflection by an Undergraduate Research Assistant for Summer 2021 My research under the “Unstable Archives” project aims to build a born-digital archive of a rare family collection containing the personal artefacts of Elizabeth Sharaf un-Nisa, a native Indian woman who married a European man and moved with him to Britain. This project considers the […]

Searching for Women in Between the Lines

Research Reflection by an Undergraduate Research Assistant for Summer 2021 “[N]o lady, native of India, even though her father should have been of the highest rank in the King’s or Company’s service…is ever invited to those assemblies given by the governor on public occasions.”  Capt. Thomas Williamson, East India Vade Mecum1 As the East India […]