SOUTHWEST WOMEN’S HISTORY NETWORK

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Saturday June 26th 1999

9.30am - 4.30pm

Personal Narratives:Women’s History, Women’s Lives

Programme

9.15 onwards - registration

9.45 Angela John - Plenary Session

Writing Gendered Biography: A Triple Approach

10.30 Coffee

11.00 Kath Holden - Plenary Session

Conflicting Voices, Hidden Lives: Using Oral and Written Evidence in Reconstructing

Women’s Life Histories

11.30 Round Table Session on writing biography led by June Hannam and Margaret Ward

12.30 Lunch

1.15 AGM

1.45 Parallel Sessions

Wren Sidhe: Radclyffe Hall and Mary Allen: Fiction as Personal and Historical Narrative /Historical Narrative as Fiction

Kristin G Doern: Women’s Weapons, Prayer, Pen, Platform: Temperance and Feminism in 19th Century England

Shelagh Fernehough: Even on a Thorny Stem...a Colourful Flower Blooms: a Mongolian Woman’s

Story of her Work with Women Prisoners

Linda Wilson:  The Angel as Heroine: MarianneFarningham’s Portrait of Grace Darling

3.15 Tea

3.45 Parallel Sessions

Jane Bedford Margaret Ashton: Manchester’s First Inspiring Feminist Lady

Sung Sook Lee Josephine Butler and the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Campaign

4.30pm Conference ends