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Dr Martha McGill

Stars, Sieves & Stories

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Stars, Sieves and Stories is an interactive exhibition developed in collaboration with Imogen Knox. It explores divinatory practices used in Britain between about 1500 and 1750, and includes a ‘choose your own adventure’ story exploring women’s lives. Click below to try it out.

This project was first planned as an in-person exhibition for the 2021 British Academy Summer Showcase. In response to Covid-19 lockdowns, it became an online lecture. In 2022, physical exhibitions were hosted at Coventry Central Library and the University of Warwick as part of the Resonate Festival. The digital version went live in 2024.

Below are some images. The ‘palmistry’ guide is from the in-person exhibition; the other images are screenshots from the digital exhibition.