West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network 28th Annual Conference: Gender and Commemoration

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October 16, 2021
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
British History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Historic Preservation, Social History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network

28th Annual Conference  Saturday 16th October 2021 10am to 4.30pm
Gender and Commemoration

 Bristol: Friends Meeting House, Champion Square, St Pauls, Bristol   BS2 9DB 

The event will be held on Zoom if COVID restrictions are still in place.

Keynote Speaker: Carrie de Silva, Harper Adams University,
Carrie will discuss women celebrated in street names and the consequences of the persistence of cultural norms in public commemoration of women’s lives.


Lucienne Boyce ‘This cause of confusion should be removed’: Suffragists and Suffragettes’.

Cathryn McWilliams, Åbo Akademi University, Finland), ‘Belfast’s Worst Kept Secret: Mary Ann McCracken and the Commemoration Industry’.

Julie Davies, ‘Commemoration of Professional Nurses After the Great War’.

Kate Brooks, Bath Spa University, ‘Still seen but not heard: Bristol young people in care today, responding to the history of Muller’s Orphan Homes, Bristol’.

Kensa Broadhurst, University of Exeter, Dolly Pentreath: a “very singular female.’

Jennifer M. S. Stager and Leila Easa, Johns Hopkins University, ‘Overwriting the Monument Tradition’.

Elaine Titcombe, ‘Greenham at 40: Commemorating Women’s Protest’.

Hilary Slack, University of Wales Trinity St David, ‘A reformer in her own right: Mary Knibb wife of William Knibb, abolitionist and social reformer’.

Chiara Antico, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Alma Rosé’s Interrupted Life: Narrating Her Story, Commemorating Her Music’.

Maureen Fielding Penn State University, ‘Commemorating “Comfort Women” though Artwork, Memorials, and Ekphrastic Poetry’.

Alexander Scott, University of Wales Trinity St David, ‘Rethinking the Bicentenary of Lampeter’s University: Gender History Perspectives’.

Mari Takayanagi, ‘Vote 100: Marking a suffrage centenary in the UK Parliament’.

Daria Pola Drazkowiak , ‘Trinity College Dublin, The Art of Memory – Female Posthumous Commemoration in Fifteenth Century Florence’.

For further information and to book go to http://weswwomenshistorynetwork.co.uk/