Department of History Public Lecture: Professor Susan Grayzel - Did Women have a Great War?

  • Wed 10 Oct 18

    17:00 - 18:30

  • Colchester Campus

    LTB 2

  • Event speaker

    Professor Susan Grayzel

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Department of History Public Lecture

  • Event organiser

    History, Department of

The Department of History is holding a public lecture to mark the centenaries of the end of the First World War, and the Representation of the People Act, in 1918.

This talk explores some of the ways in which women participated in the war, in order to see if women “had a great war.” Not only will this cover what diverse women across a range of backgrounds did during the war, but where, how, and why they participated and what they thought about their experiences. This also covers what a focus on women’s experiences might add to our understanding of the First World War itself.

Professor Susan R. Grayzel is a leading historian of the First World War. Her most recent publications include Gender and the Great War (Oxford University Press, 2017), co-edited with Tammy M. Proctor. Her previous books include Women's Identities at War: Gender, Motherhood and Politics in Britain and France during the First World War (1999), Women and the First World War (2002), At Home and Under Fire: Air Raids & Culture in Britain from the Great War to the Blitz (2012) and The First World War: A Brief History with Documents (2012).

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