Launch of new website – 12th May 2012

April 18, 2012

The new website for Archif Menywod Cymru / Women’s Archive of Wales will be launched on Saturday 12th May in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Linda Tomos, Director of CyMAL (Archives, Libraries and Museums Wales) will be the guest speaker. There will also be an opportunity to take a free guided tour of the National Library, and a chance to look at a colourful display celebrating the life of a well-known local woman, Olwen Davies, who was an opera singer and an energetic peace campaigner.

See the main website ( for links to the programme and booking form. The event is free; optional lunch costs £7.50 per person).


2011 Annual Conference a great success

December 6, 2011

The 2011 Annual Conference & AGM which this year was held in Y Galerie, Caernarfon and organised by members in North Wales was one of the most successful AMC / WAW has ever held.

Spread over Saturday and Sunday morning, with an excellent dinner on Saturday evening, delegates were treated to a wide range of interesting talks covering many different areas of women’s history in Wales.

New website coming soon…

December 6, 2011

We are in the process of creating a new website for AMC / WAW which will hopefully be launched in late Spring 2012.

Watch this space!

Women’s History Network

January 3, 2011

The website of the WHN,, says it is ‘for anyone with a passion for researching, writing, reading and sharing women’s history’ which probably means most people reading this post. 

WHN holds an annual conference, produces a magazine and an e-newsletter, hosts a discussion list and more…

Annual membership starts at £15 p.a.

There is also a regional group of WHN, West of England & South Wales Women’s History Network ( which holds regular events throughout the West of England & South Wales, including some in collaboration with AMC/WAW.

Check out their web site for forthcoming events, and get involved.

HerStoria Discover Women’s History Web

January 3, 2011

If you haven’t already done so, make sure that you check out HerStoria ( 

The Discover Women’s History web has lots of interesting articles and there is also an editor’s  blog.

The magazine is excellent and well worth subscribing to. The current issue (Spring 2011) includes an article on AMC / WAW + one on Welsh writer Menna Gallie.  The subscriptions page gives prices, including a digital subscription. 

We hope that AMC / WAW members will ensure that the history of women in Wales is well represented on the site. Email if you have a topic or woman you would like to write about.

AMC / WAW is included in the links on this site, and we are sure that this will come to prove a very useful resource.