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CFP: Voices of women in the Great War and its aftermath

Submission deadline: April 13, 2018

Conference date(s):
April 13, 2018 - April 14, 2018

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Conference Venue:

History, University of Worcester and Black Country Living Museum
Dudley, United Kingdom

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Although the Great War is often seen as a time of change, offering new opportunities for women and culminating in the extension of the franchise to many in 1918, the conflict was not experienced in the same way by all.  Class, region, age and marital status all shaped women's lives during the war and after.

This conference seeks to explore the multiplicity of women's voices during the Great War and in the years that followed. It will look at the mundane and the extraordinary, the domestic and working worlds, the political and private, in order critically to examine elements of continuity and change and to consider what was to become the legacy of the Great War for women.

Contributions are invited from those working in universities, museums, community history, archives and independently for contributions of papers, panels, posters or exhibitions for this conference.

Abstracts for papers should be no more that 300 words long, and 150 words for posters. If you wish to put together a panel of 3-4 people then please provide an overall title and 100 word explanation for the panel.  If you are interested In putting on an exhibitions please just send an email outlining your requirements and plans.

All correspondence via email by 1st  November 2017 to

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