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April 27, 2009

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In Response to War: Women, Work, and Memory in the Twentieth Century

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The South West and Wales Women’s History Network and the Outcast Europe research centre held a study day on Saturday 25 April. This day was also part of a wider initiative in which University of Glamorgan historians aim to develop broad discussions on war, violence and society.

Study days are an ideal opportunity to discuss new projects and to present work in progress. Gill Abousnnouga (University of Glamorgan, English) presented a multi-modal analysis of war memorials. This is one of the many areas in which inter-disciplinary research can be fruitful and we hope very much to hear more about this project in the future. Sharif Gemie (University of Glamorgan, History) discussed the work of UNRRA in the Displaced Person’s camps of post-Second World War Europe. We were also pleased to welcome colleagues from the universities of Cardiff and Swansea. Tracey Loughran, (University of Cardiff) who has done much work on First World War shell shock, spoke about gendered interpretations of hysteria; Helen Steele (University of Swansea) talked about her research into the everyday lives of women in National Socialist Austria.

We hope that these study days promote greater collaboration both within and between university departments. The Women’s History Network Annual conference will take place on Saturday 4 July at the University of Wales, Newport. See the South West and Wales Women's History Network for further details.

April 20, 2009

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In response to War: Women, Work, and Memory in the Twentieth Century

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The West of England and South Wales Women's History Network and Outcast Europe will host a study day on Saturday 25th April 2009 at the Treforest Campus of the University of Glamorgan, Rooms G305 and G304, from 10.30 till 3.00.

Speakers:

Gill Abousnnouga, (University of Glamorgan)
‘The representation of women in the war monument’ 

Sharif Gemie (University of Glamorgan)
‘Women, Welfare and Refugees: Displaced Persons and UNRRA (1944-48)’ 

Tracey Loughran (University of Cardiff),
‘The historiography of trauma and gender in the First World War’ 

Helen Steele (University of Swansea)
‘Daily Life in National Socialist Austria’  

Admission is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch. Click here for campus maps. For further information, contact Fiona Reid (freid1@glam.ac.uk), University of Glamorgan.

October 9, 2008

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» Introducing ... Jonathan Durrant

Jonathan Durrant is a historian of gender in early modern Germany, focussing on witch trials in the prince-bishopric of Eichstätt and soldiers who fought in the Thirty Years’ War (1618-48). As well as writing the book Witchcraft, Gender and Society in Early Modern Germany (Brill, 2007), he has written chapters on the kiss of shame, friendship and male witches and contributed entries to the award-winning Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition, ed. Richard M. Golden (ABC-Clio, 2006).

Jonathan is interested in the presentation of history in the public domain. He has recently given a paper on the representation of enemies in films about Elizabeth I at the symposium Filming and Performing Renaissance History: Representing Conflict, Crisis and Nation, Queen's University, Belfast. And he has secured funding to look at possible research and teaching collaboration with St Fagans: National History Museum.

Jonathan is editor of the Witchcraft Bibliography Project Online and a co-convenor of the Forum on Early Modern Central Europe with Richard Butterwick and Natalia Nowakowska

Jonathan is also the Award Tutor for History at the University of Glamorgan. He is happy for you to contact him about any aspect of the degree:

jdurrant@glam.ac.uk