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Study Days

We hold study days in three parts of the region, Bristol, Glamorgan, Cardiff and Exeter. These are open to everyone to attend. Speakers are in the main post-graduates andresearchers in women's history without an established institutional base. Established researchers also give work in progress papers. Study days provide a forum for discussion and an opportunity to gain feedback on work in progress in a supportive and unthreatening atmosphere.

Wednesday 8 March 2017
International Women's Day: Intrepid Women Travellers
Bristol Museum and Arts Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RL

Celebrate and be inspired by amazing women travellers including Elizabeth Fox Tuckett, Ellen Tanner and Adela Breton. See original objects and talk to our team of curators and experts. Ticket includes a glass of wine and exclusive viewings of the Adela Breton exhibition and Egypt Gallery. This is an event organised in partnership with Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.

Booking details on the BMAG website

Saturday March 11th 10.00-15.00
Women and Conscientious Objection to Military Service
Friends' Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road, Redland, Bristol BS6 6JE

A workshop with talks on how COs were viewed in the context of traditional gender identities and roles (Professor Lois Bibbings, University of Bristol); Mabel Tothill (Emerita Professor June Hannam, University of the West of England); women's resistance to compulsory war work (Lucienne Boyce); and women and objection to military service in the First (speaker to be confirmed) and Second (Susan Gregory) World Wars. Bring your own lunch.

This is a free event but please book your place.

Saturday 13 May
Women in Monmouthshire
Abergavenny Museum, WESWWHN with Abergavenny Museum and Women's Archive of Wales.

Details to follow.

Study Days in 2016

MAKE MORE NOISE!

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.
Light snacks and refreshments will be available to purchase.
For more information and map of Salt Café Deli see http://www.saltcafebristol.co.uk/contact/
For information about the West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network see http://humanities.uwe.ac.uk/swhisnet/index.html
All welcome. The event is free but booking is essential. To book visit Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-more-noise-tickets-22918810780

Study Days in 2015

Study Morning Saturday November 21st 2015

10am to 1pm
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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SPRING Study Day: Saturday 21 March 2015

10am - 1pm
Saturday 21 March 2015 10 am – 1 pm at
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham SN15 3QN

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For further information email Jane Howells: jane@sarum-editorial.co.uk

Meetings in 2014

Autumn Study Day and AGM: Saturday 15 November 2014 "Writing women's lives: historians and autobiography"

Wendy Cooper, 'Annie Kenney and her book Memories of a Militant – "simply an account of events that are engraved on my heart"'
Ruth Skrine, 'Fertility and sexuality in the 20th century ... snapshots from the life of a medical woman'.
Katherine Holden, 'Finding the nanny in autobiographical narratives and childhood memoirs'

Saturday 29th March 2014. Interdisciplinary workshop: 'Emotion and the Researcher', Cardiff University, jointly hosted by WE/SW Women History Network and the Families, Identities and Gender Research Network (FIG).

The workshop will consider the role of emotions in research, and the ways in which disciplinary conventions work to disguise the importance of emotion. It will focus on the on the research process rather than the outcomes of research. For further information, contact LoughranTL@cardiff.ac.uk

All speakers and attenders must register for this free event online.

Meetings in 2012 -13 were:

Saturday 7th December 2013: Women in Bristol, 1400-2000: Making the City.

Madge Dresser, Peter Fleming, June Hannam and Moira Martin presented work in progress for a book to published in 2014.

Saturday 23rd February 2013: Making Spaces, Finding Voices: Women's Words and Worlds

papers and discussion + book sale

Saturday 1st December 2012: Women and the Poor Law.

The speakers: Jan Chivers, Moira Martin and Megan Doolittle.

Meetings in 2011 were:

Saturday 3rd December 2011: Women and Work

Diana Russell (Bath Spa University):  ‘Businesswomen in nineteenth century Cheltenham’

Thomas George (Cardiff University): ‘Merched Cymru: female munitions workers in Wales during the Great War’

Caroline Barker Bennett : Women Workers on Tyneside  

Meetings in 2010-11 were:

Saturday 4th December 2010: 'Whose history? Women’s political activism in the 20th century

Saturday 19th March 2011: Women's Worlds: Homes, Families and Networks

Meetings in 2009-10 were:

Saturday 5th December 2009: Nursing, Childcare and Professional status in 19th and 20th century England

Saturday 13th March 2010:   Women and Refugees

Meetings in 2008-9 were:

Saturday 29th November 2008: Women’s and Gender History Research 

Saturday 21st February 2009: Gender and House History in South West England ; Gender, Death and Dying

Saturday April 25th 2009: In Response to War: Women, Work, and Memory in the Twentieth Century

Saturday 9th May: Current Research on Women's History

Meetings in 2007-8 were :

Saturday 1st December 2007: Writing History

Saturday 8th March 2008: International Women's Day Event

Meetings in 2006-7 were:

Saturday 11th November 2006: Women and Politics in 20th century Wales

Saturday 21st April 2007: Women on the Margins in 19th Century Bristol

Saturday 5th May 2007: Gender / Women’s History Study Day

Meetings in 2005-6 were:

Saturday 26th November 2005: 1939-64: A new era for women?

Saturday 11th February 2006: Women, Journalism and Popular Culture

Saturday 6th May 2006: Gender / Women’s History Study Day

Meetings in 2004-5 were:

Saturday 11th December 2004: Catrin Collier talks about researching and writing historical novels in South Wales

Saturday 12th February 2005: Research in women’s history in the south west

Saturday  7th May 2005: Work-in-Progress Day On Women's and Gender History

If you are interested in knowing any other details about the network, please contact: Kath Holden, Email: Katherine.Holden@uwe.ac.uk