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Miss Beth Jenkins 

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Position:PhD History

Academic History:

2012 - : PhD, Cardiff University (funded by AHRC)

2011 - 2012: MA History, Cardiff University (Distinction)

2008 - 2011: BA History, Cardiff University (First Class Honours)


PhD Research:

Working Title: Gender and the Professions in Wales, c.1880-1945

Start Date: October 2012

First Supervisor: Dr Stephanie Ward

Second Supervisor: Professor Bill Jones


Additional Information:

Seminar tutor:
Year 1: Modern Wales (HS1104) .
Year 2: Approaches to History (HS1701).

General Editor,  SHARE: Studies in History, Archaeology, Religion and Conservation:
Postgraduate Project Co-ordinator of ‘SHARE with Schools’, a widening access and community engagement initiative in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff University.

Awards and Prizes

Arts and Humanities Research Council Studentship, 2012-15.
Glanmor Williams Scholarship, 2013.
James Pantyfedwen Foundation Scholarship, 2011-12.
A J Little Award, Cardiff University, 2011.
Nomination for the Royal Historical Society’s Dissertation Prize, 2011.
Charles Morgan Prize, Cardiff University, 2009 & 2011.

Membership and External Activity

Member of Women’s Archive Wales
Member of Families, Identities and Gender Research Network (FIG)
Member of The West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network

Conference Organising and Participation

Co-organiser of Voice of Humanities, Cardiff University (2014).
Co-organiser of the annual Welsh History Postgraduate Symposium (2012 & 13).

Papers delivered:

‘Lady Doctors: The Suggested Appointment at Cardiff Gaol’: challenging cultural boundaries and expanding gendered borders in Victorian Cardiff’, Borders and Boundaries: The First Annual SHARE Interdisciplinary Symposium, Cardiff University, September 2013.

‘No man’s land’: the intersection of gender and Cardiff’s civic and national identity, c.1880-1914’, Constructing Identities and Changing Spaces in Wales, Cardiff University, May 2013.

‘Women’s sphere extends beyond cake and dusters’: women, gender and public space in civic Cardiff, 1880-1914’, The West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network Day School, February, 2013.

‘ [Wo]man’s World: women, gender and public space in Cardiff, 1870-1914’, Welsh History Postgraduate Symposium, Cardiff  University, November 2012.

‘A Forgotten Army? Female professionals in interwar south Wales’, North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History, Bangor University, August, 2012.


‘Queen of the Bristol Channel Ports’: the intersection of gender and civic identity in Cardiff, c.1880-1914’, Women’s History Review (forthcoming)