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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.

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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: Imagining History: Wales in fiction and fact

Imagining History: Wales in fiction and fact

12th November - 13th November 2021

Call for papers! Submissions are invited for the Imagining History Conference, 12-13 November, at Pontypridd Museum and University of South Wales, OR virtually, depending on the pandemic. Event supported by WAW. Full details below.

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Image: Women’s Heritage Walks

Women’s Heritage Walks

28th April 2021

Women’s Archive Wales launched a series of Women’s Heritage Walks booklets on 28th April, drawing attention to over 100 interesting and notable women or groups of women in 11 different towns around Wales. These booklets are now on the website and can be downloaded via a link on our homepage.

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Image: Avril Rolph Busary 2021

Avril Rolph Busary 2021

21st February 2021

Avril Rolph (1945-2018) was a feminist historian and one of the founder members of Archif Menywod Cymru / Women’s Archive Wales. She served as its Secretary, Chair and was an Honorary Vice-President when she died in 2018. The Archive wishes to honour her memory with this Bursary.

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Image: Conference 2021 - Call for Papers

Conference 2021 - Call for Papers

21st February 2021

The Women's Archive Wales 24th Annual Conference will be held from Saturday 2nd October to Sunday 3rd October 2021 at Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, and/or virtually, depending on the pandemic.

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