Temple of Peace and Health, Cardiff
1 March 2018, 1-8pm
To celebrate St. David’s Day, the Temple of Peace and Health in Cardiff is opening its doors for a series of free events exploring its 80-year history. Designed by former RIBA President Percy Thomas and opened in 1938, this beautiful building retains many of its original furnishings.
Lunchtime Tour: 1-2pm
Archive Workshop: 2.30-4.30pm
After Hours Tour: 6-8pm
Explore Your Civic Centre 1-8pm
We’re delighted to share the final programme and abstract booklet for the second MONC conference, Word and Image, to be held in Aberystwyth on 12-13 September.
PROGRAMME: Cliciwch yma am raglen Cymraeg. Click here to download a copy in English.
MONC Abstract booklet (bilingual)
Many thanks to Nathan Munday (Cardiff University) for providing the Welsh translation.
The conference hashtag is #monc2017 and the roundtable hashtag is #futurearthistory. Follow us on twitter for the latest updates and to take part.
Registration for the conference is now closed but free tickets for our roundtable discussion are still available here.
The conference is kindly supported by the Learned Society of Wales and Aberystwyth School of Art.
West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network, held in conjunction with Llafur (The Welsh People’s History Society)
24th Annual Conference
Saturday 1st July 2017
10.am to 5.pm
Aberdare, South Wales
Papers are invited on any aspect of women’s involvement in the labour movement in Britain 1880-1950. A regional focus, in particular on South Wales and the West of England, would be very welcome, although not essential.
Stephanie Ward, Cardiff University will speak on emotions and working class women’s political activism
Karen Hunt, Keele University, will speak on labour and the housewife
Themes/ topics could include:
- Organising separately (LP women’s sections)
- Emotions and labour politics
- Women’s Cooperative Guild
- The Labour Party and the ‘housewife’
- Organising in the community
- Women and the labour/socialist press
- Campaigning issues Individual women as activists and elected office holders
Proposals for 20 minute papers of not more than 500 words should be sent to
June.Hannam@uwe.ac.uk by 14 April 2017
The sixth one-day Graduate Conference on New Work in Modernist Studies will take place at Queen Mary University of London (Francis Bancroft Building), in conjunction with Modernist Network Cymru (MONC), the London Modernism Seminar, the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies, the Northern Modernism Seminar, and the British Association for Modernist Studies (BAMS).
As in previous years, this conference will take the form of an interdisciplinary programme reflecting the full diversity of current graduate work in modernist studies; it encourages contributions both from those already involved in the existing networks and from students new to modernist students who are eager to share their work. The day will close with a plenary lecture by Sascha Bru who is an Associate Professor in the department of Literary Theory and Cultural Studies, at KU Leuven and co-director of MDRN http://mdrn.be/node/1
The British Association for Modernist Studies invites submissions for its annual essay prize for early career scholars. The winning essay will be published in Modernist Cultures, and the winner will also receive £250 of books.
The BAMS Essay Prize is open to any member of the British Association for Modernist Studies who is studying for a doctoral degree, or is within five years of receiving their doctoral award. You can join BAMS by following the link on our membership pages: https://bams.ac.uk/membership
Essays are to be 7-9,000 words, inclusive of footnotes and references.
The closing date for entries is 31 October 2016. The winner will be announced by 31 January 2017.
The West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network 23rd Annual Conference
Women and the Arts in Historical Perspective
Saturday 18 June 2016
Rebecca D’Monte, University of the West of England, Bristol
‘War Stories: Female Literary Responses to the Two World Wars’
Papers are invited on any aspect of women’s involvement in the ‘Arts’ and/or on the gendered issues that arise from this. For this conference the ‘Arts’ are broadly defined to include, for example: painting, design, sculpture, theatre, poetry and creative writing.
Papers might include women’s role as directors, collectors and financial supporters as well as their activities as performers and authors.
Proposals are welcome on any historical period and country.
Proposals of not more than 500 words should be sent to June.Hannam@uwe.ac.uk by Monday 21st March 2016.
For further information about the conference contact Katherine.Holden@uwe.ac.uk or June.Hannam@uwe.ac.uk, or visit the conference website https://weswwhnconf16.wordpress.com/
A PDF copy of the call for papers is available here.