The West of England & South Wales Women’s History Network
18th annual conference Saturday July 2nd 2011
The University of the West of England, Bristol
For love or money? historical perspectives on gender and emotional labour
Papers range widely including emotional labour performed by relatives, friends, workers and social activists within households, families, workplaces and institutions. While the main focus is Britain and Ireland from the 18th to 20th centuries there are also papers on emotional labour in Europe, the USA and in late Medieval Britain,. All are warmly invited to attend.
Professor Leonore Davidoff, University of Essex
Professor Michael Roper, University of Essex
Dr Janet Fink, Open University
Dr Lucy Delap, St Catharine’s College Cambridge
Other confirmed speakers
Dr Sandra Holton Senior Research Fellow, IHR, Domestic Service and Friendship: An Examination of Emotional Ties with Employers and their Families evident in the Letters of Eliza Oldham, General Maid.
Zsuzsanna Sütõ-Egeressy University of Szeged, Hungary, For love and money: Hungarian women writers on the literary market at the middle of the 19th century.
Dr Emily West, University of Reading, ‘Between Slavery and Freedom’: The Expulsion and Enslavement of Free Women of Color in the Antebellum US South
Dr Megan Doolittle, Open University, Providing as a form of caring: Fatherhood and poverty in England 1890-1910
Dr. Catherine O' Connor, University of Limerick, Willing work? Women’s personal accounts of emotional labour, 1945-65
Mona Sakr, Oxford Brookes University, Leisure, Love and the Librarian: The Emotional Life of Minnie Stewart Rhodes James (1865 – 1903)
Paul Tobia, UWE, Relationships between Staff and Patients at the Bristol Lunatic Asylum 1861-1900
Dr Deborah Youngs, Swansea University, 'Where there's a will...': women, kinship and power in Welsh testamentary evidence, c.1350-c.1550
Dr Helen Frisby, UWE, Widows, grief and mourning in Victorian England
Dr Odette Clarke University of Limerick ‘Without chastisement we cannot be called servants of God’: an examination of the emotion work performed by Caroline Wyndham-Quin, countess of Dunraven (1790-1870), and her daughter Anna Maria Monsell (1814 -1855), when confronted with the death of a young child.
Helen Kendall, Bath Spa University, Family or friend? emotional labour in managing the death of an old friend
Dr Tracey Loughran, Cardiff University, Woman-to-Woman: gender, expertise, and care-giving in 1960s British women’s magazines
Deborah Withers, Coordinator of Sistershow Revisited, Women’s Liberation and Emotional Labour
Dr Moira Martin, UWE, Women Poor Law Guardians and Emotional Labour
Lois Thomas, Glamorgan University, The emotional labour of the nineteenth century Welsh housewife
Dr Katherine Holden, UWE, The emotional labour of nannies in 20th century Britain.
Val Wood, University of Derby, Class, gender and the predicament of Nursery Nursing as a career in post war Britain 1945-1960.
Dr Philippa Hardman, University of Cambridge "Some little memorial to keep in memory of the book": Labour and Middle Class Gender Hierarchy in Nineteenth-Century Britain
For more information: contact Katherine.Holden@uwe.ac.uk Tel 0117 328 4395. http://humanities.uwe.ac.uk/swhisnet/swhisnet.htm
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