Home, Food and Family in WWI conference

Conference programme

Saturday 5 March

A conference organized by the Women’s History Network, Midlands Region and the Voices of War and Peace WWI Engagement Centre

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Midlands B60 4JR. For location and travel directions see http://www.avoncroft.org.uk

This conference explores how housewives, children and the home played a part in producing, preserving and preparing food during World War One.

The Dig for Victory campaigns of the Second World War have a firm place within popular consciousness – yet the similar activities engaged in by people on Britain’s Home Front in World War One, when food became a weapon of war, have received little attention.

We aim to address this during our event by bringing together academics, teachers, students and those working or and volunteering in heritage organisations or on community projects, to share their ideas, discoveries, interests and research. Our programme of talks will be complemented by displays and exhibitions from community history groups.

Registration and exhibitions from 10:30am, talks from 11-3pm.

Visitors to the conference will also gain free entry to the delightful Avoncroft Museum and have plenty of chance to explore the site and its wonderful historic buildings.

Conference Fee £15. There are free places for students, those working on HLF funded community projects or in museums, archives and heritage organisations.


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