When Tommy came limping home: Exploring the gendering of care for disabled WW1 ex-servicemn
Speaker: Jessica Meyer, Assoc. Professor of Modern British History
Date: 21-06-2017Time: 16:30 - 17:30
One of the most long-lasting effects of the First World War in Britain was the high number of casualties. The response included the formation of the Ministry of Pensions in 1916 and the mobilisation of a range of charitable organisations to provide medical and financial support. In spite of these efforts, much of the day-to-day medical and social care for disabled ex-servicemen devolved to their families, particu-larly women.
This talk will explore how the creation of a database from pensioner case files is enabling the Men, Women and Care project to uncover the voices and experiences of female domestic care-givers.
The event is part of the ERC=Science² series of free public lectures showcasing cutting-edge research at the University of Leeds funded by the European Research Council.
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