Archivissima – the Italian Archives’ festival celebrates Women & Archives

The 2020 editition of Archivissima – The Festival of Archives will take place exceptionally online instead of its home city, Turin. Archives Portal Europe will participate to the online programming of the Notte degli Archivi, the White Night of Archives, which will be streamed on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media on Friday the 5th June, from 6pm CET – Archives Portal Europe will be live at 10.25pm (21:25pm UK time, 23:25 Greece time). The full programme can be found here

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The theme of the festival is women, so we have asked our users to make a list of three women from their country that they like – here are the answers gathered so far (in rigurous alphaetical order)

We are updating the list as we receive suggestions – do send us your most inspiring women in European history!

 

Joan of Arc
The heroine who led France to victory in the 100 Years War
2042 Finding Aids from 12 countries and 137 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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The statue of Jeanne d’Arc in Reims. Available at http://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/FR-FRAD051/type/fa/id/FRAD051_2Fi454/unitid/2+Fi+454+art.+1-3057+-+2+Fi+454_SLASH_145/search/0/Jeanne+d_SQUOTE_Arc+Reims

 

Hannah Arendt
Philosopher and political theorist
67 collections from 6 countries and 23 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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The cover of the first edition of Eichmann in Jerusalem. Available at https://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/DE-1958/type/fa/id/dy30pbpr/unitid/DY+30_SLASH_J+IV+2_SLASH_2_SLASH_759/search/0/Eichmann+in+Jerusalem

 

Simone de Beauvoir
Writer, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist.
93 collections from 9 countries and 23 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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One of de Beauvoir’s book at the National Library in Berlin https://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/DE-1958/type/fa/id/dr1_druck/unitid/DR+1_SLASH_2394/search/0/Simone+de+Beauvoir

 

Maria Callas
Perhaps the most loved soprano of all time
66 collections from 8 countries and 13 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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Coco Chanel
Fashion Designer
19 collections from 3 countries and 8 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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a collection from 1967, Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv. Available at http://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/CH-000018-2/type/fa/id/J2.143_ASTERISK__4205/unitid/J2.143_HASH_1996_SLASH_386_HASH_1253-2_HASH_3_ASTERISK_/search/0/Coco+Chanel

 

Marie Curie
The only woman to win the Nobel Prize twice, and the only person to win the Nobel Prize in two different scientific fields.
371 collections from 12 countries and 52 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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The laboratory of Marie and Pierre Curie, Archives Departementales de la Manche. Available at https://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/FR-FRAD050/type/fa/id/FRAD050_00678/unitid/66+Fi+1199-1-4/search/0/_QUOTE_Marie+Curie_QUOTE_+_QUOTE_Marie+Sk%C5%82odowska+Curie_QUOTE_+_QUOTE_Maria+Sk%C5%82odowska_QUOTE_

 

Europa
The mother of King Minos of Crete, a Phoenician princess of Argive origin, after whom the continent Europe is named.

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Europa on the bull

 

Artemisia Gentileschi
Painter, first woman to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence
5 collections from 2 countries and 4 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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Anna Kuliscioff
Revolutionary, feminist, anarchist
16 collections from 2 countries and 2 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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The house of Anna Kuliscioff in Milan

 

Rosa Luxembourg
Marxist, philosopher, economist, anti-war activist and revolutionary socialist.
1329 Finding Aids from 9 countries and 48 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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A letter from Rosa Luxemburg to August Babel, from the Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis. Available at <http://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/NL-AmISG/type/fa/id/http_COLON__SLASH__SLASH_hdl.handle.net_SLASH_10622_SLASH_ARCH00029/unitid/http_COLON__SLASH__SLASH_hdl.handle.net_SLASH_10622_SLASH_ARCH00029+-+128/search/0/Rosa+Luxemburg>

 

Sylvia Pankhurst
Suffragette, anti-Fascist, and anti-colonialist activist
176 collections from 5 countries and 21 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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Letter of condolescences from the Ethiopian embassy. Available at https://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/NL-AmISG/type/fa/id/http_COLON__SLASH__SLASH_hdl.handle.net_SLASH_10622_SLASH_ARCH01029/unitid/http_COLON__SLASH__SLASH_hdl.handle.net_SLASH_10622_SLASH_ARCH01029+-+325/search/0/_QUOTE_Sylvia+Pankhurst_QUOTE_

 

Sappho
Poet
223 finding aids from 13 countries and 49 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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 Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg. Available at http://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/DE-00000900/type/fa/id/labw-4-891783/unitid/69+Baden_COMMA_+Sammlung+1995+F+I+Nr.+91+a_COMMA_+7/search/0/Sappho+Saffo+%CE%A3%CE%B1%CF%80%CF%86%CF%8E+Safona+Safo

 

Simone Weil
Philosopher, mystic, and political activist.
91 collections from 7 countries and 18 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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Virginia Wolf
Writer
95 collections from 8 countries and 16 institutions on Archives Portal Europe

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