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WAW International Conference & Annual Conference

Event Date:6th October - 7th October

WAW International Conference & Annual Conference

This will be a special Conference to celebrate the centenary of (partially) winning the vote and the 20th anniversary of Women’s Archive Wales.  Among our international speakers will be:

Dr Diane Atkinson, best-selling author of Rise up, Women. The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes (Bloomsbury, 2017) amongst other volumes, and former lecturer and curator, specialising in women’s history at the Museum of London.

Dr Margaret Ward, Feminist Historian and Visiting Fellow in the Department of History, Queen’s University, Belfast; author of the classical volume, Unmanageable Revolutionaries: Women and Irish Nationalism (1995) and the biography: Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: A Life (1997). 

Sue John: Enterprise Development Manager and a member of the Senior Management Team at Glasgow Women’s Library

Merete Ipsen: Curator of Kvindemuseet i Danmark, Aarhus: one of the few museums of women’s history in the world, it specialises in gender issues, the body and sexuality.

Dr Helle Sigh: from Fregatten Jylland Museum, Denmark, an authority on women’s legal status and ‘space of action’ in the Danish and Nordic context.  

Saturday evening: SUFFRAGE CONFERENCE DINNER – re-enacting the 1928 and 1998 WAW dinner in Swansea, with entertainment.


Please click on the links below for  the full programme of talks and sessions and a conference poster. Note that if you are using an Ipad or mobile device, the documents will download automatically to your 'downloads' folder, and you will then need to save them.

Conference Programme (pdf)

Conference Booking Form (bi-lingual)

Conference 2018 Poster (pdf)

Call for Papers 

Our conference provides a forum for anyone interested in women's history in Wales, whether academic or not, to present their work and receive feedback in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It is also an opportunity for members to network and socialise.