Women’s Work: women’s employment in the First World War and Interwar Years

Date / time: 27 January, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Women's Work: women's employment in the First World War and Interwar Years

Workshop and Study Day

Sheffield Hallam University

During the First World War, as men left Britain to go to the Front, women demonstrated they were able to undertake a variety of tasks. This workshop explores the experiences, working practices, myth and realities for middle-class and professional women during the war years and the decades that followed. It will examine these women at work on the land, as nurses, in the Civil Service, at the BBC, in trade unions, as secretaries, as office clerks and as portrayed in fiction, considering career opportunities as well as challenges and restrictions. In exploring women’s employment, it will examine how occupational identities, training and working practices were shaped by class and gender.

The full programme is available using the booking link below. 

Booking: This is a free event supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Sheffield Hallam University.

To reserve a place please register via the following link by 18 Januaryhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-work-womens-employment-in-the-first-world-war-and-interwar-years-tickets-30292247929 

Venue:  Charles Street Building (rooms 609 and 613), Charles Street, City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, S1 1WB. A map of the University campus can be downloaded from:https://www.shu.ac.uk/visit-us/how-to-find-us/city-campus-map 

Contact: For further information, please contact Dr Nicole Robertson (n.robertson@shu.ac.uk)