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Volunteers & Voters: The First World War and its Legacy

CFP photoCall for Papers:

The University of Worcester’s annual Women’s History Conference seeks papers for next year’s event under the heading of: ‘Volunteers & Voters: The First World War and its Legacy’.  The conference will take place on Saturday, 12 November 2016 and is organised by The Women’s History Network, Midlands Region.

Debates about the significance of the First World War as an agent of social change for women have tended to focus upon women’s participation in national politics or the workplace.  Instead, this conference will explore women’s voluntary involvement in charities, organizations and local politics.

It seeks to encourage explorations of how women entered the public sphere, seeking to shape, organise and influence other women’s lives during the conflict and in the years that followed when women were first enfranchised. The conference will also include an exhibition on ‘Influential Worcestershire Women, 1914-1934’.

We invite you to submit a paper based on your current research in the field of ‘Volunteers and Voters: The First World War and its Legacy’. We welcome submissions regarding any country.

Send an abstract of 300 words to Dr Wendy Toon w.toon@worc.ac.uk by 31 July 2016.

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