Women currently form about eighty per cent of the world’s refugees yet the history of refugees, migration and exile remains resolutely male. To highlight this discrepancy Fiona Reid and Ursula Masson organised ‘Women on the Move’ in the summer of 2007. This conference – organised as part of the West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network’s annual programme – brought together a wide range of international scholars, all active in the field of women’s history and migration studies.
A small selection of these papers has now been published. Women on the Move
This book has been a truly collaborative project involving scholars from the University of Glamorgan, the region and the wider world.
Introduction: Katherine Holden and Fiona Reid
Raingard Esser, ‘Out of sight and on the margins? Migrating women in early modern Europe’.
Virginia Bainbridge, ‘Propaganda and the Supernatural: the Bridgettine Nuns of Syon Abbey in Exile c. 1539-1630’.
Katy Gibbons, ‘“An unquiet estate abroad”: the religious exile of Catholic noblewomen and gentlewomen under Elizabeth I’.
Evelyn Kassouf Spratt, ‘Française or American?: The Immigration Story of Josephine du Pont, 1795 to 1833’.
Linda Martz, ‘Moved to Minister: Christabel Pankhurst and Aimee Semple McPherson in Los Angeles’.
Sharif Gemie, ‘Women, Exile and Islam’.