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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 - Ganrif Gobaith (2018-2019)
    • 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.

    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: Setting the Record Straight - Gwir Gofnod o Gyfnod

Setting the Record Straight - Gwir Gofnod o Gyfnod

29th April 2020

The project is still continuing despite the current Covid-19 crisis, albeit at a slightly altered schedule.

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Image: Annual Conference 2020 - Avril Rolph Bursary

Annual Conference 2020 - Avril Rolph Bursary

7th February 2020

Avril Rolph (1945-2018) was a feminist historian and one of the founder members of Archif Menywod Cymru / Women’s Archive Wales. The Archive wishes to honour her memory and invites submissions for the bursary.

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Image: Annual Conference 2020 - Call for Papers

Annual Conference 2020 - Call for Papers

7th February 2020

Call for Papers for the Women's Archive Wales 23rd Annual Conference, which will be held from Saturday 3rd October to Sunday 4th October 2020 at Bangor University.

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Image: Setting the Record Straight

Setting the Record Straight

12th January 2020

The Setting the Record Straight project has begun recording the oral histories of current and former women AMs and the interview team is looking forward to a very busy 2020. Suzy Davies, Conservative AM for the region of South West Wales was one of the first to be interviewed. Many thanks for a very frank and interesting interview.

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