The Devil’s Porridge Museum will host an online conference focused on women’s work in wartime on Friday 21st May. 12,000 women worked at HM Factory Gretna in World War One and the Museum exists to share their stories. We have just embarked on an ambitious project to research as many lives and accounts as possible and this conference coincides with this work.
The keynote speaker will be Professor Angela Woollacott, author of ‘On Her Their Lives Depend: Munitions Workers in the Great War’ and Manning Clark Professor of History at the Australian National University.
We welcome submissions of papers that will last 30 minutes (including time for questions). Suggested topics include (but are not restricted to):
-Any aspect of work done by women in either World War
-Women’s Units such as the Women’s Land Army, Women’s Auxiliary Corps etc.
-Militancy or political agitation during war
-The Home Front and the impact of War on domestic life
-Women in conflicts since 1945
-Biographies of individual women or focused on female pioneers
-Objects in GLAM organisations relating to women in work
-Women working in Science, Technology or Engineering during wartime
Please submit a paper proposal of not more than 250 words and biographical information of not more than 100 words by March 15th to firstname.lastname@example.org