North East Network in collaboration with the Department of English , Cotton College- Guwahati organised a Talk by Professor Geraldine Forbes on Using Photographs to Study Women's Histories on 21 April 2012 at Cotton College, Guwahati. Prof. Forbes has been working with family photograph collections for a number of years as archives for research on women's history. During her talk, she spoke on the need to go beyond the conventional archive to write women's history.
Prof. Forbes is a distinguished Teaching Professor, History Department at the State University of New York Oswego. She is currently in Kolkata as Fulbright-Nehru Teaching Fellow, Women's Studies Research Centre, Calcutta University.