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Voices of Women in the Great War & its Aftermath

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Although the Great War is often seen as a time of change, offering new opportunities for women and culminating in 1918 in the extension of the franchise to many, the conflict was not experienced in the same way by all. Class, region, age and marital status all shaped women's lives during the war and after.

Working opportunities on the land, in munitions, clerical work, transport services and the armed forces gave young women in particular a chance to experience a modicum of freedom.

The majority of women were housewives in wartime, supporting and worrying about their loved ones in the armed forces and undertaking voluntary work. The war created new problems as women struggled to feed their families, care for children and make ends meet; struggles which often continued in the inter-war years.

This conference seeks to explore the multiplicity of women's voices during the war and in the years that followed. It will look at the mundane and the extraordinary, the domestic and working worlds, the political and private, in order critically to examine elements of continuity and change and to consider what was to become the legacy of the Great War for women.

You can watch a short video about the conference here.

We are delighted to announce that our KEYNOTE speakers will be PROFESSOR JUNE PURVIS, Emeritus Professor of Women's and Gender History at the University of Portsmouth; DR DEBORAH THOM of Robinson College, Cambridge; and Dr SIAN ROBERTS of the University of Birmingham.

A draft of the full programme will be available on 1 December 2017.

This event has been supported by Voices of War and Peace AHRC World War One Engagement Centre, History West Midlands and University Of Worcester.

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