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February Lecture : The Emancipation of Women in Malta WW11 – 1970s

18 February 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The ‘Emancipation’ of Maltese Women WWII to 1970’s – Liberation at last… or not?  Presented by Mr Simon Cusens.

Mr Cusens’s thesis “The Role of Women in WWII – The case of Malta” revealed the huge contribution made by women at every strata of society and the military, which was largely omitted from record. This newly found liberation for women ended abruptly after the war and the next few decades saw a return to the old attitudes and expectations.

Mr Cusens will discuss contemporary life for women at all stages of life during this post war era providing answers to questions such as: What was women’s social life like? What types of (different) women frequented Strait Street and similar night cabaret venues? How did adolescent women go about their free time? How was family life at home for a wife? How did romance work?

Simon Cusens is a WWII researcher and a Master graduate in Business Administration from Henley Management College of the UK and the Institute of Maltese Studies at the University of Malta.

Guests and Partners are welcome.


18 February 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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