Intangible heritage practice as feminist practice: Historical narratives of working women in maritime protest actions

  • Kosmala, K. (Speaker)
  • Tara Beall (Speaker)
  • Anna Miler (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


This paper engages with challenges associated with intersectional erasure in narrating history. We examine challenges related specifically to structural inequality and representation of gender through creative intervention, focusing on women’s agency within existing heritage narratives in contemporary culture. We explore the potential of intangible cultural heritage (hereafter ICH) as a medium and a vehicle to trouble or nuance existing dominant narratives and a concept of intersectionality.
Period5 Sept 2018
Event titleHeritage Across the Borders : Association of Critical Heritage Studies, 4th Biennial Conference
Event typeConference
LocationHangzhou, ChinaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • gender
  • heritage
  • narrative
  • oral history
  • protest
  • intersectionality
  • ICH
  • community arts