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Eisteddfod AmGen 2021

6th August 2021

Women’s Archive Wales will be hosting a special session at the Eisteddfod AmGen once again this year. It will be a ‘Sgwrs rhwng Dwy’ (a chat between two) and during the session Professor Mererid Hopwood from the Welsh and Celtic Studies Department, Aberystwyth University and the Peace Academy will be in conversation with Meg Elis, author, translator and campaigner.

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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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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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Heddwch Nain-Mamgu

6th February 2021

Shortly after the First World War, over 390,000 women in Wales signed a petition to be sent to the women of America. In 2017, a small group of women from Gwynedd came together to form Heddwch Nain/Mamgu, to find out more about the 1923 Appeal and the petition. They are holding two zoom meetings this month to celebrate, remember, and learn more about this movement. Note: this is not a WAW event.

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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

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