West of England and South Wales WHN
19th Annual Conference
Saturday 30th June 2012 at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, 16- 18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN 10am – 5pm
WOMEN AND LOCAL ACTIVISM AFTER THE VOTE WAS WON
10 am Welcome
Key note address: Professor Karen Hunt, Keele University.
11am Coffee Break
11.20 Session 1 Local Government Activism
Anne Baldwin, Huddersfield University, From philanthropy to internationalism by the local government route: The diversity of women’s activism in Reading and Oxford.
Julia Neville, University of Exeter, Learning Together and Supporting One Another: the Devon Council of Women on Public Authorities between the Wars.
12.30 pm Lunch (bring your own – local cafes nearby)
1.40 pm Session 2 Peace Activism
Katrina Gass, Women as peace activists in Wales before Greenham.
Elaine Titcombe, University of the West of England, Women and Local Activism after the Vote was won “Carry Greenham home.
2.50 pm Tea Break
3.05 pm Session 3 Citizenship and Civic Engagement
Laura Paterson, University of Dundee, Women’s Citizenship and Local Activism.
Ruth Davidson, The Ideology of the post-suffrage women’s movement in Croydon, 1918-1939.
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