Lifelong Learning Centre

Women and the First World War

Monday 16th June 2014
6.00pm - 8.00pm
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Venue: Seminar Room B.08, Parkinson Building

This session – which will be led by Professor Alison Fell and Dr Kate Vigurs from the Legacies of War project at Leeds and is taking place as part of our 2014 Spring into Summer programme – will consider the diverse roles carried out by women during the First World War, both at home and at the battlefront.  It will introduce participants to key historical debates about the ways in which the war affected women’s lives, before exploring a number of primary sources (including images, objects and personal writings) to illustrate the ways in which women from different social backgrounds experienced the war.  It will also consider the ways in which women’s roles in the war have (or have not) been remembered in the decades since the Armistice.

Entry is FREE but we do ask participants to register in advance – for details please visit the Spring into Summer webpage.