West of England & South Wales Women’s History Network 24th Annual Conference

Event Location:
The Llewellyn Suite, Coleg y Cymoedd, Aberdare Campus, Cwmdare Road, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF44 8ST

Event Date: 01/07/2017
Event Starts: 1/7/17 09:30 am Event Ends: 1/7/17 05:30 pm

Women and the Labour Movement in Britain from 1880 to 1950

  • 9.30 – Registration
  • 10.00 – Welcome

Keynote Lecture

  • 10.10 – Karen Hunt (Keele University), ‘Labour and the Housewife’.
  • 11.00 – Coffee Break

Panel One: Women and Socialism, 1880-1918

  • 11.30 – Martin Wright (Cardiff University), ‘Socialist women in Wales, 1880-1914’.
  • 12.00 – Alison Ronan (Manchester Metropolitan University), ‘Film and talk on Suffrage Peace Crusade’
  • 12.30 – June Hannam (UWE), ‘Mabel Tothill: From Peace Activism to Local Councillor’.
  • 13.00 – Lunch (Please note lunch is not provided at this event and it is advisable to bring a packed lunch)

Keynote Lecture:

  • 14.00 – Stephanie Ward (Cardiff University), ‘Political Activism and the Political Self in Interwar Working-Class Women’s Politics’.

Panel Two: Women and Political Activism in the Interwar Years (I)

  • 14.45 – Daryl Leeworthy (Swansea University), ‘Democracy in the Nursery: Labour Women and the Struggle for Early Years Education in Interwar Bristol and South Wales’.
  • 15.15 – Lucienne Boyce (Independent Scholar, Bristol), ‘”The Dignity of Womanhood”: Olive Beamish (1890-1978), Typist, Trade Unionist, and Labour Activist’.
  • 15.45 – Coffee Break

Panel Three: Women and Political Activism in the Interwar Years (II)

  • 16.00 – Chorfi Fatima (University of Mohamed Ben Ahmed, Algeria), ‘The Labour Party, the Real Women’s Party, 1918’.
  • 16.30 – Alison Maclean (Independent Scholar), ‘Rebel Countesses and the Challenge of Recovering Elite and Aristocratic Women’s Participation in Left-Wing Activism in Interwar Britain’.
  • 17.00 – West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network AGM
  • 17.30 – Close.

This event is FREE to attend and a warm welcome is extended to all.

For further information about the conference please contact: June.Hannam@uwe.ac.uk. Please register on the Eventbrite page, by clicking here. Directions to the venue can be found by clicking here.

 Image: Alderman Rose Davies JP, courtesy Rhondda Cynon Taff Library Service