Cleanliness, Dirt and Women's Roles
Thursday 7th November 2002, 9.30 am - 5 pm
At The Women's Library, Old Castle Street,
London E1 7NT
£20 including tea and coffee
Call 020 7320 2222 to book
(places are limited)
A one-day multi-disciplinary symposium for researchers focusing on the association of women with the concepts of cleanliness and dirt and their role in keeping bodies, clothes, homes, society and the urban environment clean from c1800 to the present day.
10.00 am Antonia Byatt - Welcoming Remarks
10.00 - 10.45 am Annemarie Adams, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, McGill University - "Houses, Washhouses and Women"
10.45 -11.00 am Tea
11.00 am - 12.30 pm Wash Houses, Laundries and Loos
11.00 - 11.30 am Sally Sheard, Lecturer in History of Public Health, University of Liverpool - "'Profit is a Dirty Word': The Development of Public Baths and Wash-houses in Britain 1847-1915"
11.30 am -12.00 pm Andrea Tanner, Research Fellow, Human Sciences, Kingston University - "Life and death in laundryland: Kensington 1890-1914"
12.00 - 12.30 pm Barbara Penner, Lecturer, Bartlett School of Architecture - "'A prohibitive charge': Victorian Public Lavatories and Working Class Women"
12.30 - 1.30 pm Lunch
1.30 - 2.30 pm Health, Cleanliness and the Home
1.30 - 2.00 pm Tim Boon, Head of Collections Development, Science Museum - "The Health and Cleanliness Council between Modernisms"
2.00 - 2.30 pm Deborah Ryan, History Research Fellow, University of Ulster at Jordanstown - "'The house that women want': the labour saving interior and the Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition 1908-51"
2.30 - 2.45 pm Tea
2.45 - 4.15 Moral Purity and Urban Decay
2.45 - 3.15 pm Ben Campkin, Architecture Tutor, Architectural History, UCL -"Urban Regeneration, 'fallen' women: The Almeida King's Cross"
3.15 - 3.45 pm Fiona Wright, PhD History student, Hull University - "The new woman and urban decay in Weimar Berlin"
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