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Home Fronts: Gender, War and Conflict September 2014

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Women's History Network Annual Conference

5-7 September 2014 at the University of Worcester - City Campus

 

The term Home Front was initially used during the First World War, and this conference is intended to coincide with the commemorations marking the centenary of the beginning of the Frist World War.

 

Drawing upon the perspectives of women’s and gender history discussion is intended to stimulate debate about not only the British Home Front but also a range of other Home Fronts and conflicts, across diverse historical periods and geographical areas.

 

Scheduled papers will be exploring Home Fronts in a range of conflicts including the English and American Civil Wars, Ancient Athens and the Vietnam War, and the First and Second World Wars in countries such as: France, Turkey, Spain, Germany, Africa, Ireland and the UK.

Key Note Speakers

 

Prof Susan Mary Grant - University of Newcastle
When the Fires Burned Too Close to Home: Southern Women and the Dislocations of the Home-front in the American Civil War

 

Professor Karen Hunt – Keele University
Gendering the Local Home Front (1914 -19)

 

Dr Deborah Thom - Cambridge University
Revisiting the history of the public history of women and war

 

Dr Lisa Pine - South Bank University
German Women and the Home Front in the Second World War

 

There are some bursaries available for those who are undertaking or who have recently completed Phds, WHN Members and those who undertaking part-time or voluntary work in the heritage industries in the West Midlands. For information on bursaries email e.king@worc.ac.uk

 

Bookings will close on the 30 August 2014

Conference Publication

There will special Issues of the Women’s History Review from this Conference edited by Professor Maggie Andrews and Professor Karen Hunt. Women’s History Review and Routledge are sponsoring the Friday evening reception.

Downloads

Download the Conference Programme [PDF]

Download the Home Front Abstracts [PDF]

 

Due to the high demand for places we have had to close the booking - we still have some places for the Sunday and a reserve list for further details- please email Prof Maggie Andrews at maggie.andrews@worc.ac.uk

Key Note Speakers

Prof Susan Mary Grant - University of Newcastle
When the Fires Burned Too Close to Home: Southern Women and the Dislocations of the Home-front in the American Civil War

Professor Karen Hunt – Keele University
Gendering the Local Home Front (1914 -19)

Dr Deborah Thom - Cambridge University
Revisiting the history of the public history of women and war

Dr Lisa Pine - South Bank University
German Women and the Home Front in the Second World War

There are some bursaries available for those who are undertaking or who have recently completed Phds, WHN Members and those who undertaking part-time or voluntary work in the heritage industries in the West Midlands. For information on bursaries email e.king@worc.ac.uk

Conference Publication

There will special Issues of the Women’s History Review from this Conference edited by Professor Maggie Andrews and Professor Karen Hunt. Women’s History Review and Routledge are sponsoring the Friday evening reception.

Downloads

Download the Conference Programme [PDF]

Download the Home Front Abstracts [PDF]