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

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15 October, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Bristol Central Friends' Meeting House


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

 

Date: Saturday 15th October 2022
Venue: Bristol Central Friends’ Meeting House, Champion Square, St Judes, Bristol BS2 9DB
Keynote Speaker: Dr Helen Doe, University of Exeter, ‘Women in Business or Businesswomen?

9.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome

10.10 -11.00 Keynote Speaker: Dr Helen Doe, University of Exeter, ‘Women in Business or Businesswomen?’

11.10 – 11.40 Coffee

11.40 -13.10 Women making and managing money

Hazel Vosper, Doctoral Candidate, Lancaster University, ‘“Dear Madam, Your instructions of yesterday’s date are duly to hand & shall receive my total attention”: A Bristol stockbroker and his female clients in the late nineteenth century’

Joan Heggie, Research Fellow, Teesside University, ‘Women as capital lenders in nineteenth-century Yorkshire: evidence from the Registers of Deeds’

Sarah Villiers, ‘Women as Head of Household: what were the challenges?’

13.10 -14.10 Lunch

14.10-15.40  Strand 1: Women making and earning money (20th century)

Helen Wilson, ‘Violet Pinwill, professional woodcarver’

Jane Berney, ‘An unsuitable profession for a woman? The work experience of women members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)’

Lizzie Broadbent, ‘More than spending power: women in advertising between the wars’

Strand 2: Women making and trading money (early modern)

Laura Burnett, PhD Student, University of Exeter, ‘Her Halfe Penny: women as money makers, users, and subjects in the mid-17th century’

Rosalind Johnson, Visiting Research Fellow, University of Winchester, ‘”Trade is the Life of the Nation”: Economics in the petitions of Elinor James (1681-1716)’

Hannah Young, University of Southampton, ‘”Almighty money is a good companion”: slave-ownership, marriage, and the making of the British aristocracy’

15.40 – 16.10 Plenary discussion, close of conference, future plans

16.15 – 17.00 Tea and WESW WHN Annual General Meeting

Any queries to Jane Howells, mail@sarum-editorial.co.uk