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Archif Menywod Cymru / Women’s Archive Wales promotes the recognition of women in Welsh history and the preservation of sources of women’s history in Wales.

We do this by:

  • Running Innovative Research Projects

    • Setting the Record Straight - Gwir Gofnod o Gyfnod (in progress). Watch some interview clips HERE
    • Century of Hope - Canrif Gobaith (2018-2019). A film, recording the Century of Hope project events and shown as part of the 2020 Eisteddfod AmGen can be viewed HERE.  Although in Welsh, the film is accessible to all.
    • Wales Women’s History Roadshows (2007 - 2010)
    • Voices from the Factory Floor (2013-15)  Project Website
    • Women in World War 1: the Welsh Experience (2015-16)  Project Website

    Click on the  link below to read more about these projects.

  • Encouraging knowledge and understanding of the roles women played - and are playing - in Welsh history

  • Asking women and men to donate the records of women’s lives and work in Wales

  • Raising the profile of the lives and work of women in Wales past and present

  • Working with professional archivists across Wales to care for these collections and make them publicly accessible

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I Have Chosen:

Photograph of Gertrude Rosewarne, a Red Cross Nurse in the First World War.

I chose this image because it was a very popular one with the British public as it shows a woman in the traditional role as a carer, unlike later images of women munitions workers or members of the armed forces. This photograph of Gertrude Rosewarne was brought to me in the Archive’s Roadshow in Llanelli by her great nephew.
It is an honour to be the President of AMC/WAW because of its valuable work in rescuing the sources of our history and enabling historians to bring our history to a wide audience.
Emeritus Professor Deirdre Beddoe, President and Founder Member of Archif Menywod Cymru/Women’s Archive Wales

News & Events

Image: Women’s Archive Wales 2020 Symposium

Women’s Archive Wales 2020 Symposium

3rd October 2020

This year Women’s Archive Wales is delivering an Online Symposium instead of our usual Annual Conference. It will be held on Zoom on October 3rd between 9.30a.m. and 3.30p.m. and we have an eclectic mix of talks on women’s history and heritage in Wales.

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Image: Digital Summarizing Course

Digital Summarizing Course

9th September 2020

We are offering a free online Digital Summarising Course as part of the Setting the Record Straight project currently being run by Women’s Archive Wales. In spite of the difficulties encountered because of lockdown we have been able to complete over 20 of the proposed 60 interviews through garden interviews (weather permitting) and some distance recording.

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Image: Film of the project 'Canrif Gobaith - Century of Hope'

Film of the project 'Canrif Gobaith - Century of Hope'

11th August 2020

The Women’s Archive Wales’ session in the Eisteddfod AmGen, 'Celebrating Women’s Heritage: a look at the work of the Archive through the medium of the film Century of Hope 1918-2018’ is now available to watch. This is a Welsh language session but the film is easily accessible by all. Please follow the link below.

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Image: Avril Rolph Bursary 2020

Avril Rolph Bursary 2020

2nd August 2020

Congratulations to Teleri Owen of Conwy for winning the Avril Rolph Bursary 2020 award. She was presented with the certificate and cheque for a research paper entitled (in Welsh) ‘Secretively and in Public: The Effect, Role and Representation of Women during the Great Penrhyn Strike 1900-1903’ in a Zoom ceremony on 28 July.

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