Histories of Women in Agriculture and Rural Life

Event Details

  • Event date: 29/06/2019 – 29/06/2019
  • Venue: Abergavenny Community Centre, The Old School, Park Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5Y
  • CFP Deadline: 08/03/2019

West of England and South Women’s History Network – 26th Annual Conference


Keynote Speaker: Professor Nicola Verdon, author of Rural Women Workers in 19th century England, will give an overview of work in this area with special reference to women and agriculture in the First World War.



We invite papers on any aspect of the history of women in agriculture and rural life.  Topics could include:

  • Farming
  • The Women’s Land Army
  • Industrial employment in rural communities
  • Family Life
  • Allotments
  • Women’s Institute
  • Protest
  • Women farmers and agricultural workers


Paper proposals of not more than 300 words should be sent to Katrina Gass  katrinagass@yahoo.co.uk  by Friday 8th March 2019

Web site: weswwomenshistorynetwork.co.uk

Photo Eastbourne WI Market – courtesy of the Women’s Library