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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.


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.

January 13, 2009

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» Women’s History in Paris

Several members of the History Division participated in a lively and fruitful study day hosted by the West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network and the American University of Paris on Saturday, November 29, 2008. Glamorgan PhD student Rachel Lock-Lewis presented a paper on her current research into women’s employment in Monmouthshire on either side of World War II. The paper explored differences in urban and rural employment and the influence of the war on employment rates. Dr Timothy Jones presented his research on polygamy in the Church of England. The paper revealed how the Church of England moved from blanket opposition to polygamy in the mid-nineteenth century to toleration of the practice in the second half of the twentieth century. The West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network exists to encourage research and stimulate interest in women’s history and gender history in the south west of Britain. It holds regular study days and annual conferences. Glamorgan scholar Dr Fiona Reid is secretary of the network. The Network will hold its 15th Annual Conference at the University of Wales, Newport on Saturday 4th July 2009 on Women’s Activism: History and Historical Perspectives. For more information see: http://humanities.uwe.ac.uk/swhisnet/swhisnet.htm