Histories of Women in Agriculture and Rural Life

West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network Annual Conference 2019

Saturday 29th June 2019, 10am – 5pm
Community Centre Abergavenny.

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 Institutes
  • 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 8thMarch 2019