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CFP: West of England and South Wales Women's History Network

Submission deadline: April 14, 2017

Conference date(s):
July 1, 2017

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Conference Venue:

West of England and South Wales Women's History Network
Aberdare, United Kingdom

Topic areas


Women and the Labour Movement in Britain from 1880 to 1950

Papers are invited in women's involvement in the labour movement in Britain1880-1950 A regional focus, in particular on South Wales and the West of England, would be very welcome, although not essential.

Key Note Speakers

Stephanie Ward Cardiff University will speak on emotions and working class women's political activism  

Karen Hunt, Keele University, will speak on labour and the housewife

Themes/ topics could include:

  • Organising separately (LP women's sections)
  • Emotions and labour politics
  • The Labour Party and the 'housewife'
  • Organising in the community
  • Women and the labour/socialist press
  • Campaigning issues Individual women as activists and elected office holders
  • Women's Cooperative Guild

Proposals for 20 minute papers of not more than 500 words should be sent to by 14 April 2017

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