Histories of Women in Agriculture and Rural Life: The West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network 26th Annual Conference

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June 29, 2019
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Women's & Gender History / Studies, Social History / Studies, Labor History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, British History / Studies


 9.30 Registration

9.50 Welcome Note

10.00 Keynote:  Professor Nicola Verdon, author of Rural Women Workers in 19th century England


Valerie Brenton, Dusting and Digging: The revelations of a wage ledger 1796-1829.

Carrie de Silva, The agricultural education of women from the 1880s to 1939.

Jacqueline Sarsby, Early farm tourism, borders and farm servants 1910 – 1950.  

 1.00 Lunch 

 2.00 Back to the Land: Katherine Holden, Diana Russell and Elaine Titcombe, in conversation with Lucienne Boyce, sharing their own experiences and family histories of women in agriculture and rural life. 

 2.45  Julia Neville, Exploring women’s lives in the ‘Deserted’ village in 1920s Devon.

 3.15 Coffee Break 


Kate Luck, The early development of Wiltshire’s ‘Women on the Land Movement’ during the Great War: Can Town Girls  be taught to milk?

Lisa Payne Ossian, The emergency famine of 1946: An examination of farm women’s production and perceptions.

 4.30 Closing Remarks

 4.45 AGM

5.15 Close

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