Women, Work & Value in Europe 1945-2015

Women at work at Wright's Biscuits Factory
Women at work at Wright’s Biscuits Factory

‘Women, Work and Value: Definitions, Approaches, Conceptual Frameworks’

First workshop of the AHRC Network ‘WOMEN, WORK AND VALUE IN EUROPE, 1945-2015’

University of Bristol, 7-8 March 2014, 9.30am – 4pm


This workshop will ask how we measure and define the value of work. How is work categorized (paid vs. unpaid, domestic/caring vs. work outside the home)? And how can we conceptualise the value of work (use value vs. exchange value, emotional, political, cultural, social values, value judgements etc.? Discussion will centre around position papers from scholars in a range of disciplines, kickstarting the interdisciplinary dialogue which will be at the heart of this network.

Confirmed speakers include Kate Boyer (Geography, Southampton), Chiara Bonfigioli (Law, Edinburgh), Melanie Bell-Williams (Film, Newcastle), Vicky Ball (Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Sunderland), Tindara Addobbo (Economics, Modena and Reggio Emilia).

Attendance is free, but registration is necessary. Please email Hannah-Marie Chidwick (hc6198@bristol.ac.uk) if you would like to attend. Some travel funds are available for postgraduate and unwaged/low wage early career researchers.

The workshop will be preceded on the evening of March 7 by a public panel discussion of Women and the politics of work.

7 March 2014, 6.30-8.30 pm
Watershed, 1 Canon’s Rd
Bristol, BS1 5TX

To mark Women’s History Month, we are bringing together women who took action in the workplace: from Sally Groves, who played a key role in the Trico Equal Pay Strike in 1976, to Miriam Glucksmann, a sociologist who wrote Women On The Line after a year working in a motor parts factory. This event will be chaired by Dr. Helen Mott, the co-ordinator of the Bristol Fawcett Society.

A podcast of the discussion will be uploaded to the Past Matters archive page after the event. You can also follow it live via the Twitter hashtag: #womenwork2015.

Admission: Free, but booking required in advance via the online booking form.

For further information: Email cpe-info@bristol.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)117 331 8313

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