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Women's Networks

part of: Women's Networks
July 7, 2018, 9:15am BST - 4:45pm
West of England and South Wales Women's History Network

BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square
Bath BA1 2HN
United Kingdom

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The West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network

25th Anniversary Conference  

Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN
Saturday 7th July 2018   9.15am – 5pm

Women’s Networks


9.15 Registration

9.40 Welcome
9.45 Keynote:  Caitriona Beaumont,
'Female Networks, Ageing and Identity in late twentieth century England: The Mothers' Union and female activism 1960-1980'

10.30 Coffee

11.00 Panel One: Women’s Networks and Political Agency

Ellie O'Connell, Accion and Vida: Peruvian feminist magazines of the 1970s and 80s and their transnational networks.

Joy Coates, Agents of change: Women organizing and political participation in Kenya in the 1940s and 50s

11.00 Panel Two:  Print and Women’s Networks in Colonial India

Mobeen Hussain, The Indian Ladies Magazine as a site for English and Indian relations and transatlantic exchange (1901-1938)

Arti Minocha, Print and women's networks in colonial Punjab

12.00 Panel Three: Community Networks and Social and Political Change

Mark Benson, " I was speaking to a neighbour...she told me that she knew a woman who could relieve me": Female networks and the acceptance of abortion for 'social' reasons in Northern Ireland 1900-1968.
Christine Chapman, Women's experiences of conformity and resistance in post-war (WW1) Rhondda.

12.00 Panel Four: Civil Life and Political Activism
Karen Hunt, Women’s networks on the Dorset home front, 1914-19
Carmen Mangion, The Catholic Women's Suffrage Society and its reform agenda 

1.00 Lunch 

2.00 Panel Five:  Literary and Epistolary Networks

Jane Howells, Interlocking networks in the tragically short life of Maud Francis Davies (1876-1913): support or challenge?

Linda McGuire, Born to write: inherited eloquence and female literary networks in Ancient Rome

Rachel Smith, "You are now mistress of your own pen": the epistolary network of the Canning family circle and its impact on the education of Elizabeth Canning's letter writing

2.00 Panel Six: Feminism and Women’s Networks

Di Parkin, Networking and letters from 1970s

Sue Tate, Just Women Magazine (1987-97): A rural endeavour

Cheryl Morgan, Who gets to be a feminist?   

3.30 pm Tea

3.45 pm Key Note: June Hannam and Katherine Holden,  Building a Network: A history of the West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network

4.30 AGM

5.00 Close

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