Voices Of Women In The Great War Conference And 1918 Jamboree

Image: from the collections of the Imperial War Museums

13 – 14 April 2018 at The Black Country Living Museum

The Women’s History Network Midlands invite you to the 1918 Centenary Jamboree at the Black Country Living Museum on Friday 13 April 2018 and to their Spring Conference: Voices of Women in the Great War and its Aftermath.

The conference programme includes a community history panel, and groups who have researched the contribution of women and families to the war effort are invited to contribute or to send along a small exhibition.

Keynote speakers are

ELIZABETH CRAWFORD, independent researcher

DR DEBORAH THOM of Robinson College, Cambridge

Dr SIAN ROBERTS of the University of Birmingham

As part of the conference, they are holding a family friendly social event at the museum on the Friday night.

During this social evening, the museum will be open to all for a family friendly evening exploring what life was like in the West Midlands in 1918, the last year of First World War, as women were enfranchised and peace came to the area at last.

Visitors can view films, exhibitions and re-enactors, enter quizzes or the Suffrage Bake-off, taste the Black Country Museum’s famous fish and chips and listen to live music from Merrie Noise and the Trench Choir.

Further information and booking details for the conference (there are concessionary rates for volunteers and heritage sector staff) and the Jamboree event can be found at

Voices of Women in the Great War & its Aftermath


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