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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: Second of the Archive’s Zoom lectures

Second of the Archive’s Zoom lectures

9th December 2020

Join us for the second of the Archive’s Zoom lectures this winter. Dr Elin Jones will be introducing the fascinating world of ‘Elizabeth Miles: a dynamo in a crinoline’ on Wednesday 9th December at 4.00 p.m. This lecture will be in Welsh.

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Image: Workshop on ‘Oral History: conducting an interview’

Workshop on ‘Oral History: conducting an interview’

2nd December 2020

Women’s Archive Wales is offering an online workshop on ‘Oral History: conducting an interview’ – a chance to learn how to capture individual memories of historical events; collect stories about key moments in the lives of individuals relating to the topic of the project and event; record people’s individual perspective of important events and provide valuable historical evidence through oral history.

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Image: Zoom Lectures

Zoom Lectures

19th November 2020

A programme of talks delivered via Zoom has been planned for the next few months, to see us all through a long winter. They will be delivered in Welsh or English.

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Image: Women’s Archive Wales’ AGM

Women’s Archive Wales’ AGM

18th November 2020

Women’s Archive Wales’ AGM is to be held through Zoom on Wednesday 18th November at 10.00a.m. To receive your Zoom invitation please email info@womensarchivewales.org.

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