On Friday 13 & Saturday 14 April 2018 the Women’s History Network Midlands Region will be hosting the Voices of Women in the Great War and its Aftermath conference at the Black Country Living Museum.
The conference seeks to explore the multiplicity of women’s voices during the war and in the years that followed. It will look at the mundane and the extraordinary, the domestic and working worlds, the political and private, in order critically to examine elements of continuity and change and to consider what was to become the legacy of the Great War for women.
Keynote speakers for the conference includes Elizabeth Crawford an independent researcher, Dr Deborah Thom of Robinson College, Cambridge and Dr Sian Roberts of the University of Birmingham.
On the Friday evening there will be a family friendly 1918 Centenary Jamboree where visitors will be taken back in time to 1918 to celebrate life in the West Midlands when women won the vote and peace came to the area at last.
There will be films, exhibitions, re-enactments, a chance to enter quizzes or the Suffrage Bake-off, taste the Black Country Museum’s famous fish and chips and listen to live music from Merrie Noise and the Trench Choir.
Details for entering the Suffrage Bake-Off can be found here.
Day one: Friday 13 April, 11am – 4.45pm
Day two: Saturday 14 April, 11am – 4pm
Evening event: 1918 Centenary Jamboree
Date & time: Friday 13 April, 6pm – 9.30pm
Venue: All events are taking place at the Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ.
For further information about these events, including ticket prices and booking information see the Eventbrite page.
This event has been supported by Voices of War and Peace AHRC World War One Engagement Centre, History West Midlands and University Of Worcester.