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COLOUR AND SENSES FOR THE SOUL

Health is a key reason to plan and enjoy the benefits of the holistic garden that can be designed to enhance the physical and mental well being of humanity. The World Health Organisation describes this as a condition of  perfect bodily, spiritual, and social well being, and not solely the absence of illness and injury.

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ROMSEY  HAMPSHIRE  ENGLAND  :    CURRENT  ORAL HISTORY WORK.

An oral history of an Anglo-Italian family has recently been written by Christine Tanner in aid of  Cancer Resaerch UK. Entitled  Carlo’s Ice Cream Parlour and Tea Rooms, it is based mainly on the memories of several members of the Donnarumma family, alongside documentary research tracing the family’s progress from the arrival in the 1890’s of three brothers, Nicola, Carlo, and Achille,  from the town of Minori on the Amalfi coast of Italy to Hampshire England.

They include Carlo Donnarumma, the second son of Achille, who was interviewed. Carlo recalled that his father owned a fruit and greengrocery shop in Canal Walk in Southampton from around 1914 and, like many Italian migrants, also made ice cream there.

Details: Carlo’s Ice Cream Parlour and Tea Rooms : Generational Oral History of an Anglo-Italian family by Christine P. Tanner is sold in aid of Cancer Research UK, £9.99 ISBN 9780956977601. It can be purchased by e-mailing the author at : cptoalhistory@gmail.com

WOMEN, STATE AND NATION: CREATING GENDERED IDENTITIES, 21st Conference of the Women’s History Network, University of Cardiff, 7-9 September 2012.

The conference will focus on the relationship between women and the state, look at the process of nation-building, and consider the extent to which national identities have been gendered. Papers will consider the role of women and the impact of gender across all time spans, regions and nations with an historical focus.

Speakers will dicuss; women and patriotism, citizenship, families and nations, political activism, divided loyalties, religion, the stateless, refugees, displaced people, and globalisation.

Contact: Fiona Reid , e-mail  :  freid1@glam.ac.uk   or  Stephanie Ward ,  e-mail :  WardSJ2@cardiff.ac.uk

WOMEN’S ORGANISATIONS AND FEMALE ACTIVISTS IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR : MOVING ACROSS BORDERS, Hamline University, St Paul, Minnesota, USA, 26-28 MAY 2012.

Recent developments in the social, cultural history of modern warfare have done much to shed light on the experience of the First World War, and how that experience was communicated in popular and high culture, and acts of remembrance and commemoration after 1918.

The aim of this  multi-disciplinary conference is to explore major comparative themes such as citizenship, sufferage, nationalism, and women’s desire to respond to extremes of need in the post-war era, (dislocation, internment, violence, and hunger). It will examine the work of organisations  such as Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom or the journalist Eleanor Franklin Egan, who reported on social conditions throughout post-war Europe.

The role of  such women in bringing about reconciliation and facilitating cooperation between former enemy nations (‘cultural demobalisation, the dismantlement of the mindsets and values of wartime’ –  John Horne ) will also be examined. 

Further information : Ingrid Sharp, e-mail :   i.e.sharp@leeds.ac.uk;  

Dr David Hudson, e-mail: dhudson@gw.hamline.edu

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