West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network 29th Annual Conference: Women and Money: A Historical Perspective

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Call for Papers
October 15, 2022
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Economic History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Social History / Studies, British History / Studies, Business History / Studies

West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network  29th Annual Conference

Women and Money: A Historical Perspective

Saturday 15th October 2022 
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Champion Square, St Pauls, Bristol BS2 9DB

Call for Papers

Keynote Speaker

Dr Helen Doe, University of Exeter,

 'Women in Business or Businesswomen?'

We invite papers on any aspect of the history of Women, Gender and Money. The relationship between women and money is defined in its broadest sense to cover a variety of spheres, including homes, streets, workplaces, public institutions or civic society. Topics could include, but are not limited to, women gender and:

  • Managing money (eg.  credit, banking, household budgeting)
  • Making money (eg.trading, investing, managing a business}
  • Earning money (eg.work, wage bargaining, equal pay)
  • Financial survival (eg. cost of living, navigating the Poor Law, survival strategies of the poor, pawnbroking, credit)
  • Economic protest (eg. cost of living protests, wage strikes, food riots, boycotts, ethical shopping)
  • Financial support for organisations and movements (eg fund raising, donations, hospitality)

Papers should be of not more than 20 minutes in length. Suggestions for presentations in film or other non-standard formats will be considered.


Contact Info: 

Please send an abstract of up to 300 words to Jane Howells mail@sarum-editorial.co.uk by April 25th 2022