Title UWS ACADEMICS EXPLORE WOMEN’S EXPERIENCES DURING AND AFTER THE GREAT WAR AT UK CONFERENCE Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet UWS news Media type Web Country United Kingdom Date 29/03/18 Description University of the West of Scotland (UWS) academics, Prof Kirk and Prof Kosmala in collaboration with colleagues from the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), are set to make a key contribution to a UK conference exploring women’s experiences during the Great War, which runs from 13th to 14th April 2018 at the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley.
Amongst its founding members of WES was Dorothee Pullinger, a pioneering woman in engineering in Scotland, who had her initial engineering training at the Arrol Johnston car works in Paisley. She went to work for Vickers munitions plant in Barrow-in-Furness in WW1 and returned to design a car for women after the war, at Arrol Johnston's new factories in Dumfries and Kirkcudbright. Her life story and fascinating career is the basis of UWS led collaborative research initiative ‘A Car For Women and Other Stories’. Professor Kirk and Professor Kosmala are the lead researchers of this project.
Producer/Author UWS URL https://www.uws.ac.uk/news/uws-academics-explore-women-s-great-war-experience/ Persons Katarzyna Kosmala, Katherine Kirk Title Professors head South Degree of recognition Regional Media name/outlet Paisley Daily Express Media type Country United Kingdom Date 29/03/18 Description Women's experiences during the Great War will be at the core of the UK conference with a panel involving UWS academics Prof Kosmala and Prof Kirk.
Prof Kosmala cited on the collaboration with the WES.
Producer/Author PDE Persons Katarzyna Kosmala, Katherine Kirk