West of England and South Wales Women's History Network 27th Annual Conference: Women and Transport: Historical Perspectives

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October 3, 2020
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
British History / Studies, Communication, Labor History / Studies, Social History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Women and Transport: Historical Perspectives

Event will be held by Zoom (we will send full instructions to everyone booking for the conference)

Keynote Lecture:Dr Susan Major

Susan will speak on working class women on railway excursions in the early Victorian period, on which she has done extensive research. She is the author of Early Victorian Railway Excursions (2015) and Female Railway Workers in World War II (2018)

Following the plenary, papers will be presented by

Peter Barham ‘Women in the Great Eastern Railway Magazine during the First World War’

Lucienne Boyce“Cheap and easy railway traffic”: Suffragettes and the Railways’

Elizabeth Bruton ‘From the Vansittart-Lowe screw propeller to Amy Johnson’s Jason: Women and Transport in the Science Museum collections’

Ceryl Evans ‘Kathleen Butler – the woman behind Sydney Harbour Bridge’ Linda McGuire ‘The virtues of ancient travel: Cicero’s exemplary daughter takes a trip’

Lewis Charles Smith ‘“Travel Inter-City like the men do”: Gendering Britain’s Railway Advertising 1965-1979’

Further details of the programme will be sent to delegates

Conference Fee: WESWWHN members £5, non-members £6 Booking: please apply by email to Jane Howells at mail@sarum-editorial.co.uk. Payment by BACS is preferable; details will be sent by return email. If you wish to pay by cheque (payable to Southwest Women’s History Network) please post with full contact information (including email address) to Dr Jane Howells, 7 St Marks Rd, Salisbury SP1 3AY.

Closing date for bookings 19 September 2020

More information regarding the WE&SW WHN can be found on our website: http://weswwomenshistorynetwork.co.uk/ or follow us on Twitter @WHNWestSWales

Contact Info: 

Booking: please apply by email to Jane Howells at mail@sarum-editorial.co.uk.