South Wales Women’s History Network Annual Conference

Event Location:
Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN


Event Date: 20/06/2015
Event Starts: 11/4/16 10:00 am Event Ends: 11/4/16 05:00 pm


  • 9.30 Registration
  • 9.50 Welcome
  • 10.00 Keynote Lecture: Selina Todd, (St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford), Women, Work and Family in 20th century England
  • 11.00- 11.30 Tea/Coffee Break
  • 11.30 – 1.00 Panel 1: Defining Women’s Work: Campaigns and Networks, 1920s to 1950s.
    Phillipa Haughton, (Durham University), ‘The Women’s Advertising Club of London, 1923-1954’, Helen Glew, (University of Westminster), ‘She’s back at the mill’: an analysis of the 1947 ‘Women at Work’ campaign. Catriona Beaumont, (London Southbank University), “Women’s Work” in the 1950s: Housewives associations’ and attitudes towards housework, paid work and deviant work in 1950s Britain.
  • 1.00  Lunch
  • 2.00  Panel 2: Women, Work and War in Bristol 1914-1920
    June Hannam (University of the West of England) Women and Work in Bristol: the impact of the First World War Lucienne Boyce (independent Bristol author) “Does she deserve the vote?”: Women’s First World War Work and Women’s Franchise.
  • 3.00 Tea/Coffee Break
  • 3.15 Panel 3: The Diversity of Women’s Work: three 19th century case studies
    Jane Howells (British Association for Local History) Henrietta Lear: A full and productive life, Elaine Titcombe (University of the West of England) Rebecca. A remarkable lady of business: this is a true account of the life and times of Rebecca John née Griffiths.”,  Ross Belson (University of the West of England) “Nothing can be more gentlemanlike than they (the publishers) have been to me”: Caroline Norton, her editors and her publishers.
  • 4.30 AGM of the West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network
  • 5pm Close

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