The theme for the 30th annual West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network is ‘Women and the Natural World: historical perspectives on nature, climate and environmental change’.
This conference will offer a broad perspective on women and the environment over time. Themes could include women’s historical involvement in:
- Environmental and natural sciences
- Conservation and eco-activism by individuals and in campaigning organisations seeking to protect nature and biodiversity.
- Weather forecasting and climate change
- Rescue and recovery work following environmental events such as floods, earthquakes, volcanoes and hurricanes
- Land management practices e.g. enclosures
- Gardens and allotments,
- Parks and garden cities
- Farming, gardening and agricultural work
- Botanical and zoological films, photography and illustration
Papers should be of not more than 20 minutes in length. Suggestions for presentations in film or other non-standard formats will be considered.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted via email by Friday May 26th 2023.
The conference will be held on 30th September in Exeter Central Library.
The keynote speaker is Professor Nicola Whyte , Co-Director of the Centre for Environmental Arts and Humanities. University of Exeter.
For more details see: http://weswwomenshistorynetwork.co.uk/