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Talk Of The Steamie Conference

Wed 5 Sep 2018| 10:00 am- 4:00 pm

- Free
Black and white photos of people talking and folding clothes

This conference will explore the importance of Public Wash-houses to working class communities, especially women, in the UK during the 19th and 20th centuries. It will consider the social and cultural significance that they played in their communities then and the importance of this heritage now. It will also think about the future of women’s health and well-being as Govanhill Baths is remodelled into a Health and Well-being Centre.

WITH GUEST SPEAKERS FROM ACROSS THE UK

Full Programme

10.00 Registration and refreshments

10.15 Introduction & Welcome

Paula Larkin, Independent Archivist, GBCT, Spirit of Revolt-Archives of Dissent & Janey Buchan Political Song Collection.

10.20 The Baths and Wash-houses Collection

Dr Irene O’Brien, Archivist, Glasgow City Archives.

11.05 Working class Women in Post-war Glasgow & Scotland

Dr Andrea Thomson, Research Associate – Housing, Feminism and Women’s Citizenship in Britain, c.1945 to the present, Faculty of History, University of Oxford.

11.35 Q&A

11.45 Refreshment break

12.00 Women of the Manchester Wash-houses

Frances Worsley.

12.30 The Rise and Fall of Edinburgh Wash-houses

Steven Robb, Heritage Management Directorate, Historic Environment Scotland.

13.00 Q&A

13.10 Networking lunch

14.00 Re-imagining the Steamie

Donna Rutherford, Glasgow theatre maker.

14.30 Community well-being in Govanhill (TBC)

Dr Heather Lynch, School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University.

15.00 Q&A – What have we lost? What have we gained?

With local women who used the Steamie.

15.30 Tour of the building

16.00 Close

Details

Date:
Wed 5 Sep 2018
Time:
10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talk-of-the-steamie-conference-tickets-48917456429?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Organiser

Govanhill Baths Community Trust
Phone
0141 4332999
Email
info@govanhillbaths.com

Venue

Govanhill Baths
99 Calder Street, Govanhill
Glasgow, G42 7RA United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Phone
0141 4332999

Details

Date:
Wed 5 Sep 2018
Time:
10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talk-of-the-steamie-conference-tickets-48917456429?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Organiser

Govanhill Baths Community Trust
Phone
0141 4332999
Email
info@govanhillbaths.com

Venue

Govanhill Baths
99 Calder Street, Govanhill
Glasgow, G42 7RA United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Phone
0141 4332999