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Home Fronts: Gender, War and Conflict

September 5, 2014 - September 7, 2014
University of Worcester

University of Worcester
Worcester WR26AJ
United Kingdom

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This is a conference which will explore the perspectives of women’s and gender history to discuss practical and emotional survival on the Home Front during war and conflict. Papers on a range of topics will explore one the following areas:

• Food, domesticity, marriage and the

ordinariness of everyday life on the

Home Front

• The arts, leisure and entertainment

during military conflict

• Women’s working lives on the Home


• Shifting relations of power around

gender, class, ethnicity, religion or


• Women’s individual or collective

strategies and tactics for survival in


• Case studies illuminating the

particularity of the Home Front in

cities, small towns or rural areas

• Outsiders on the Home Front including attitudes to prisoners of war, refugees, immigrants and


• Comparative Studies of the Home Front across time and geographical location

• Representation, writing and remembering the Home Front

Although the term Home Front was initially used during the First World War, and the conference coincides with the commemorations marking the centenary of the beginning of this conflict, we welcome papers which explore a range of Home Fronts and conflicts, across diverse historical periods and geographical areas.

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April 1, 2014, 9:00am BST

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