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

Date / time: 16 October, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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


West of England and South Wales Women’s Network 28th Annual Conference

Saturday 16th October 2021, 10am to 4pm

Gender and Commemoration

*Please note: This event will be held on ZOOM free of charge for this year only. All very welcome to attend but booking is essential.

Full programme, speaker timetable, and booking via: http://weswwomenshistorynetwork.co.uk/

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/