West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network

Annual Conference 2000

 June 24 2000 University of Glamorgan

‘As a woman I have no country’? Women, Nations and Identity.
…the outsider will say ‘…as a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.’

Virginia Woolf Three Guineas 1938

Plenary Speakers

Charlotte Aull Davies:

Women in Wales, Welsh Women,Questions of Identity.

Karen Hunt

The immense meaning of it all’: the challenges of Internationalism to British socialist women before the First World War.

Margaret Ward

Heroic Subordinate or Equal Comrade?Gendering the Irish Revolution.


 Abstracts are in alphabetical order of authors’ last names.

Jane Aaron,

University of Glamorgan

Radicals and Reactionaries of the Welsh Renaissance

Sophie Bélot,

University of Sheffield

Contemporary Representation of Women’s Bodies in French Advertising.

T. J. Boisseau

University of Akron, Ohio USA.

 Nationalist feminism in May French-Sheldon’s Travel Writing, 1891-1928.

William L. Chew III

Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

 Shifting Identities in Late 19th Century French Feminism: the case of Th. Bentzon.

Sharif Gemie & Margaret Majumda

University of Glamorgan

Women And The Republican Nation In Modern France

Owen S. Ireland,

SUNY College at Brockport, NY USA

Esther De Berdt: Fashioning and Re-fashioning an Identity in a Revolutionary Context

Deborah James

University of Glamorgan

The Welsh Religious Revival 1904-1905: ‘Orgy of Emotion’ or National Renewal?

Laura McAllister

University of Liverpool,

Gender, Nation And Party: An Uneasy Alliance For Welsh Nationalism

Jane Prince

University of Glamorgan

Identities in transition: psychological approaches to gender issues in identity in migrants

 Avril Rolph

University of Glamorgan

Too friendly for feminism? - the Women’s Liberation Movement in South Wales

Wren Sidhe

Cheltenham and Gloucester College

 ‘As a woman I have no country’: National women and the exclusion of lesbians from national imaginings

Maarten Van Ginderachter

University of Ghent

Gender and nationalism in Flanders (Belgium) between 1918-1940