Conference: Remembering and Writing Women’s Wartime Lives

A conference to be held on Saturday 15th March 2014
at The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire
This conference is organised by: The Midlands Region of the Women’s History Network,
The National Memorial Arboretum and The University of Worcester

Women have written about war at the time and in retrospect; they have been journalists, kept diaries and written committee minutes. For some writing was an escape from the restrictions and limitations of their everyday lives. Others wrote letters to their family or friends from whom they were separated and it became part of their war effort boosting the morale of the armed forces.

This conference on Remembering and Writing Women’s Wartime Lives will explore all aspects of women’s writing and include papers on :

Novelists and Women in WW1

Remembering and Writing on Life with War Time Rationing

Odette Sansom GC – The construction of a post war heroine


The violence of war in Iraqi women’s war fiction

Coffee and registration from 10:15 in morning, conference will finish at 3:45.  Conference Fee £15, £10:00 for concessions to include lunch.

Inquiries and booking to Dr Janis Lomas via

Full programme and abstracts, plus booking form, can be foundhere:  WHN March 2014 writing

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