The Scrapbook History Podcast explores the history of scrapbook making in Britain during the twentieth century. Join me, Cherish Watton, your scrapbook scholar host to explore why people created scrapbooks, how they made them, and what topics inspired them. We'll also talk to people who make scrapbooks, archivists who care for them, and historians like me, who study them.
Episode 6 - Exploring scrapbooks of everyday life
In this episode, I speak to Stef Dickers, Special Collections and Archives Manager at Bishopsgate Institute about archiving an extraordinary range of scrapbooks of everyday life.
Show notes: https://www.scrapbooks.org.uk/e06-exploring-scrapbooks-of-everyday-life
Episode 5 - Life writing with scissors
In this episode, I speak to Syma Ahmed, BME Women's Project Development Officer at Glasgow Women's Library about her Life Books scrapbooking projects with women living in Glasgow. I also explore how scrapbooks have been used historically as a form of life writing.
Show notes: https://www.scrapbooks.org.uk/e05-life-writing-with-scissors/
Episode 4 - The scrapbooking poet Edwin Morgan
In the next episode of The Scrapbook History Podcast, I speak to Dr Bridget Moynihan about a series of scrapbooks made by the Scottish poet Edwin Morgan. We talk about why he made them, the role they fulfilled in his life, and how we can make sense of them today.
Show notes: https://www.scrapbooks.org.uk/e04-the-scrapbooking-poet-edwin-morgan/
Episode 3 - Making scrapbooks: why did an interwar police detective scrapbook?
This episode looks at what it meant to actually make a scrapbook in the early twentieth century. We begin by looking at some of the advice given to young scrapbookers in newspapers, before talking to Dr Eloise Moss about a scrapbooking police detective in East London who modelled himself on Sherlock Holmes.
Show notes: https://www.scrapbooks.org.uk/episodes/eo3-making-scrapbooks-interwar-police-detective/
Episode 2 - Collecting scrapbooks
In this episode, we talk to Mandy Ross, the creator of The Paper of the Past website and Instagram page. Mandy spends her free time sharing photos and videos of a dazzling array of scrapbooks made in Britain and America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Find out all about them in today's episode.
Show notes: https://www.scrapbooks.org.uk/eo2-collecting-scrapbooks/
Episode 1 - The early history of scrapbooking
In the first episode of The Scrapbook History Podcast, your host and scrapbook scholar Cherish Watton talks to Dr Freya Gowrley about the early history of scrapbooking. In our interview, we trace scrapbooking back to the making of commonplace books, albums, and other collaged art works, and also think about their digital evolution.
Show notes: https://www.scrapbooks.org.uk/eo1-the-early-history-of-scrapbooking/