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 January: https://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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)