Welcome to The West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network.  The Network was set up to encourage research and interest in women’s and gender history both among academics and the wider community.  We hold events, including an annual conference,  workshops, film showings and visits to archives throughout the  year in different venues  around the region.

Latest News…. 

26th Annual Conference:
Histories of Women in Agriculture and Rural Life
Keynote Speaker: Professor Nicola Verdon, author of Rural Women Workers in 19th century England

Sat 29th June 2019, 10am – 5pm
Please note that the location of this conference will no longer be Abergavenny. It has been changed to the University of the West of England, Bristol.

Call for papers:  Deadline, Monday April  15th 2019


The Votes for Women event at the MSHED was held on Sat 30th June 2018. Information about the exhibition and how you can borrow the banners for your institution can be accessed here

Pic: Dawn Dyer of Bristol Libraries with the Votes for Women 100 banners.
[Picture credit: Tim Browning]Credit

What's on 2018-19

‘Votes for Women’ and Women’s Work during the First World War in Bath and Bristol

Wednesday 28th November 2018, 7pm
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN

£6 on the door, £5 in advance  read more