Home Truths: In conversation with Hallie Rubenhold
How researching Jack the Ripper's victims informs new ways of understanding the intersection of sleep, homelessness and misogyny.
Join us for a Q&A session with author and social historian Hallie Rubenhold, discussing the intersection of sleep, poverty, homelessness and misogyny past and present.
Hallie will discuss her 2019 book The Five; The Untold Lives of The Women Killed by Jack the Ripper , a biography of Jack the Ripper’s victims, who for over 100 years had been understood as prostitutes - influencing how we understood their fate at the hands of the infamous murderer. Uncovering more complicated truths, Hallie's findings speak to the many factors that lead to female homelessness, a century ago and today.
Hallie argues that misogyny, poverty and homelessness are as culpable for the deaths of Mary-Ann, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane as the murderer.
This event is part of our Festival of Sleep, running from June through September 2022.
Saturday 24 September 2022