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From Fields to Factories




Women’s Work on the Home Front in the First World War
Edited by Gill Clarke



Detailed Description

Published to coincide with the exhibition From Fields to Factories: Women’s Work on the Home Front in the First World War curated by Dr Gill Clarke, Visiting Professor at the University of Chichester. This major exhibition marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and explores the involvement of women in organisations such as the Women’s Land Army (WLA) and the Women’s Forestry Corps, together with those who worked in Munitions.


There are contributions by Dr Ross Wilson, Senior Lecturer in the University’s celebrated History Department who in his essay ‘Seeing and Witnessing: Women and the Great War’ explores the way remembrance changes over time. Gill Clarke traces the development of the WLA in ‘The Battle of the Fields…’ and Janet Carter, Special Collections Manager at the University offers unique insights into ‘Bishop Otter College at War’. The Catalogue of Works includes illustrations of all the work in the exhibition by the artists Hilda Carline, Richard Carline, A S Hartrick, Randolph Schwabe, Stanley Spencer, J Walter West and Ursula Woods on loan from the IWM,Tate & Ferens Art Gallery, Hull. Biographical notes are provided on each of the artists and the Vice Chancellor Professor Clive Behagg provides a Foreword to the catalogue.


222mm x 170mm


Approx 20 colour and  30 B&W illustrations


Publication: February 2014 

ISBN 978-1-9078522755

University of Chichester