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Women's History Network

Starts: 7 September 2012
Ends:  9 September 2012

Women's History Network

21st Conference of the Women's History Network

Women, State and Nation: Creating Gendered Identities

The Women’s History Network is open to anyone with a passion for researching, writing, reading and sharing women’s history. Our annual international conference will this year focus on the relationship between women and the state. The conference will explore the processes of nation-building and consider the extent to which national identities have been gendered. We will examine women as citizens, women’s interaction and relationships with the state and the female or gendered imagining of the nation. The themes of the conference are broad to encourage as wider a discussion as possible from a range of historical perspectives. Papers will consider the role of women and the impact of gender across all time-spans, regions and nations.

Economic History Society

Plenary speakers: 

Dr Padma Anagol (Cardiff University), " In the interest of the nation ":   Women's role and participation in the birth of the Hindu Right in colonial India.
Professor Mineke Bosch (University of Groningen), National Suffrage Spectacle and Transnational Transfer: A Comparison of British and Dutch Suffrage Activism.
Professor Elsa Barkley-Brown (University of Maryland) On Play and Citizenship:  African American Women and the Undisciplined Body.

The conference is being organised through the West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network.

Registration, Accommodation and Travel

Registration forms, including information about the conference dinner and bursaries, can be found under Related Resources.

The conference will take place in the Humanities Building at Cardiff University. Cardiff is the capital of Wales and is a vibrant and exciting city to visit. It has an international airport and good links to other major British cities. The city has a range of accommodation to suit all budgets and needs. A guide can be found on the link on the right of this page.

For a discount rate and to book accommodation at the Ibis hotel (the main conference hotel) please use the following website

Further information

For further details about

The conference - please email

The Women’s History Network

The West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network

Getting Your Research in the Media
*** Exciting new event at this year’s annual conference ***

This year at Cardiff, the Women’s History Network are running a new event designed to equip you with the skills necessary to pitch your research to television and radio executives.

The session leader is Nicola Lees, an experienced television development producer and author of Greenlit: Developing Factual Programme Ideas from Concept to Pitch. She also runs the mentoring scheme for Women in Film and Television.

On Saturday morning, Nicola will give an open talk on the commissioning process, covering what television and radio executives are looking for, how to draw up a proposal, copyright issues and how best to pitch your ideas. She will then run individual, 15 minute clinic sessions for the remainder of the day. This is an opportunity to get tailored advice on your particular research and how best to present it to the media.

The individual sessions cost £10. To book a place, or for more information, please contact Tanya Cheadle at Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment will be collected on arrival at the conference.


Other information

Open To: Public

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