Call For Papers: The History of Women in Engineering in the UK

27th November 2017

[Conference Fee £25]
Funded and co-organised by Anne Locker (IET archives) and Elizabeth Bruton (Science Museum) and supported by WES, this one-day conference will take place at IET Savoy Place.

Established in 1919 in aftermath of WWI, WES provided a focal point for demands by women for a role and voice in the engineering industry, its societies and institutions. The conference is interested in exploring a longer history of women in engineering and the diverse roles of women in British engineering in C19th and C20th. We would especially like to hear papers on women not featured in any previous scholarly study and the factors that brought their careers into this profession.

We invite proposals for twenty-minute papers, or panels of three papers, on the subject of history of women in engineering. Proposals of no more than 200 words, together with name and institutional affiliation of speaker, should be sent to Elizabeth Bruton at closing date midnight Friday 6 October. 

For all enquiries please email Elizabeth Bruton.