Women at the Great War at Work: Engineering for Educated Women iinitiative in Scotland

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Description

Drawing on archival material, this paper will examine the ‘university for women’ initiative, which arose at Tongland, the venture whereby women took advantage of opportunities created by war’s changing social norms to enter the engineering filed. The Tongland works was an off-shoot of the much larger Arrol-Johnston factory at Heathhall in Dumfries, which manufactured whole aircrafts and lower powered aero engines, made to established designs licensed from Austro-Daimler before the war.
Period14 Sep 2022
Event titleBRIDGES BETWEEN DISCIPLINES: GENDER IN STEM AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Event typeConference
LocationGandia, Spain
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • cultural heritage
  • gender
  • STEM
  • women in engineering
  • engineering careers