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Call for Papers: 21st Annual Conference 'Gender, Generation And The Body' Cardiff University, Saturday 21st June 2014. The conference will explore the relation of ideas and experiences of gender, generation and the body in a range of historical contexts. The keynote paper is by Dr. Garthine Walker (Cardiff University) Sex, Age and Bodies: 'Victim-Blaming' and Culpability in the History of Rape c.1500-1800.

£500 Women's History Network Bursary offered to postgraduate members of the network. Closing date Friday May 24th 2014.

Please note that students and independent researchers who are members of our network can also apply at any time of year for amounts up to £100 for research expenses or attendance at our annual conference.


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The West of England and South Wales Women's History Network has been based in the Faculty of Creative Industries, Arts and Education at UWE . It was set up in 1993 by a group of women academics who wanted to encourage research and stimulate interest in women's history and gender history in the south west of Britain. The more recent incorporation of "South Wales" into the title of the Network reflects the increasing involvement of members from that part of the region. We hold study days (usually on a Saturday) in different venues including Exeter University and Glamorgan University. These are a forum for staff, graduate students and outside speakers to present their research in a friendly informal atmosphere. Our annual conference rotates between institutions.