Workshop: Women’s Work: Women’s Employment in the First World War and Interwar Years

Friday 27 January 2017, 10.00-16.00 – Sheffield

This workshop explores the experiences, working practices, myth and realities for middle-class and professional women during the war years and the decades that followed. It will examine these women at work on the land, as nurses, in the Civil Service, at the BBC, in trade unions, as secretaries, as office clerks and as portrayed in fiction, considering career opportunities as well as challenges and restrictions. In exploring women’s employment, it will examine how occupational identities, training and working practices were shaped by class and gender.  The full programme is available using the booking link below.

Booking: This is a free event supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Sheffield Hallam University. To reserve a place please register via the following link by 18 January:

Venue:  Charles Street Building (rooms 609 and 613), Charles Street, City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, S1 1WB.

Contact: For further information, please contact Dr Nicole Robertson (


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