Date / time
16 October, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
West of England and South Wales Women’s Network 28th Annual Conference
Saturday 16th October 2021, 10am to 5pm
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/