Kelly Foster is a public historian and London Blue Badge Guide specialising in community history. She uses oral histories and archival research to deliver tours that delve into the social history of London's neighbourhoods. She works with both visitors and residents alike to give a deeper, more inclusive understanding of London's past and the ever-changing 21st century city. Kelly regularly works with Black Cultural Archives, Lambeth Archives, the Museum of London, Black History Walks and London Walks.
Kelly was part of the team that reopened Black Cultural Archives (BCA). While at BCA she worked on the 'Oral Histories of the Black Women Movement' project and has advised a number of other oral history projects including 'Do You Remember Olive Morris?' and 'The GLC Story'. She is currently part of the team developing the archive of Rita Keegan, the artist and archivist who founded the Women of Colour Index (WOCI).
Kelly is a founding member of TRANSMISSION, a collective of archivists and historians of African descent. She is an active contributor to Wikipedia and was named UK Wikimedian of the Year 2017.
Kelly will be involved in the following FiLiA session:
Where Are We? (Sunday lunchtime)