IWD2023: Three centuries of Travel Writing by Muslim Women

  • DATE

    8 March 2023

  • TIME

    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm



Join us for an exciting International Women’s Day event on Muslim women writers! Professor Siobhan Lambert- Hurley will be talking about her new book ‘Three centuries of Travel Writing by Muslim Women’.

This illustrated talk will look at the fascinating first-hand accounts of travel by Muslim women dating from the 17th to the mid-20th century. Challenging preconceived notions, it offers an insight into how these daring and diverse women such as queens, captives, pilgrims, and provocateurs explored the world. What unites these adventurers is a concern for the other women they encounter, their willingness to record their experiences and the constant thoughts they cast homewards. The book is co-edited with Daniel Majchrowicz and Sunil Sharma.

Presented by: Siobhan Lambert-Hurley is Professor of Global History, University of Sheffield

Hosted by: Dr Nafhesa Ali, Lecturer in Social Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Chief Guest: Michelle Hodgson, Director of Huddersfield Literature Festival

In partnership with Huddersfield Literature Festival

MACFEST’s mission is: celebrating arts, diversity and connecting communities. MACFEST, a winner of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, offers a rich feast of over 75 events from 18th February to July 30th, celebrating the rich heritage of the Muslim diaspora communities. It is founded and directed by Qaisra Shahraz MBE FRSA, British-Pakistani novelist, peace activist and culture champion.