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23rd Annual Conference: 'Women and the Arts in Historical Perspective'

Date: Saturday 18th June, Venue BRISLI, Bath

Keynote speaker Rebecca D’Monte, University of the West of England, Bristol

‘War Stories: Female Literary Responses to the Two World Wars'

Conference programme and booking form


Wednesday 20 April 2016
The West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network is pleased to present a free showing of Make More Noise! Suffragettes in Silent Film.
Make More Noise is a selection of silent films from the British Film Institute National Archive exploring the representation of suffragettes in the early 20th century. From footage of suffrage demonstrations to anarchic women’s comedy, the collection was brought out to complement the release of Suffragette.
The film will be shown at the Salt Café Deli, 120 St George’s Road, Bristol BS1 5UJ on Wednesday 20 April 2016. Doors open at 6.30 pm and the film starts at 7pm. The film will be followed by a discussion, and the event will end at around 9pm.
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Study Morning

Saturday November 21st 2015, 10am to 1pm

Programme »

University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY
S Block Room 2S601

Alan Freke from Frenchay Museum and Kate Newnham from Bristol Museum will be taking about the Travels, Collections, Art and Writings of Elizabeth Fox Tuckett and Ellen Tanner.

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Suffrage Procession

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.