Do I have to fill in a separate form for each woman I nominate?
Yes please. It will help us to keep track of the nominations and ensure that we don’t lose anyone.
Why are there two separate work streams?
This is because the process we use to research historic women and interview contemporary women are quite different and are being managed separately within the project team.
What are the criteria for inclusion?
Women chosen for inclusion will have been born or lived in Salisbury or its environ, and have contributed to Salisbury or the wider community. They will have contributed socially, politically, culturally, economically or in other ways.
What happens after I nominate a contemporary woman?
Depending on how much information you have given and whether the woman you nominated is already known to us we may contact you for further information. Otherwise we will thank you for your nomination and add her to our list. We encourage you to give us as much information as possible to help us decide who to follow up.
Will everyone nominated be interviewed?
Probably not. Firstly they will need to meet our criteria and secondly we will have to have sufficient capacity to be able to interview everyone who does.
If more women meet the criteria than you have capacity to interview how will you choose?
We will want to ensure a diversity of age, race, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and gender that is representative of the local community, together with a diversity of contributions (e.g. social, political, cultural, economic)
I’m planning to volunteer to do the oral history interviewing. Would I be able to interview the person I nominated?
Quite possibly not. This is one of the topics that we will explore during the training. Whether it’s better to interview someone known to you or from your community or to come fresh to someone.
How will women be assigned to volunteers for interview?
We are still working on the best way to do this and it will be discussed with volunteers either during the training or at a meeting post-training
What happens after I nominate an historic woman?
Depending on how much information you have given and whether the woman you nominated is already known to us, we may contact you for further information. Otherwise we will thank you for your nomination and add the woman to our list of women to research.
Will everyone on the list be researched and have an article on the website?
This will depend on several factors, e.g. the capacity we have for research and the availability of information and resources about the person.
How will you decide which women to progress first?
We are keen to get a real mix of women from different backgrounds including women who are already well known and what we are calling hidden women who may need more research work.