Women’s History Scotland exists to promote study and research in women’s and gender history, particularly for those working in Scotland or working on Scottish themes. It has a commitment to history at all levels and aims to provide a network of information and support to all. Browse our website for news of activities and projects concerning women’s and gender history in Scotland.
In 1886 a ‘Hall of Heroes’ was added to the Wallace Monument to acknowledge the achievement of famous Scotsmen who had secured their place in Scottish History. The first two busts to be added were Robert Burns and Robert the … Continue reading
Today the 8th of March is International Women’s Day – we couldn’t let the day pass without drawing attention to some of the great initiatives promoting their work in relation to gender equality and women’s history!
Engender Scotland have launched their new new site #makingworkvisible to chart women’s work in Scotland – paid and unpaid:
— Engender Scotland (@EngenderScot) March 8, 2017
Glasgow Women’s Library are ‘safeguarding the history of your grandmothers, hearing the memories of your mothers and providing the inspiration for your daughters’ as always
— GWL (@gwlkettle) March 8, 2017
The Dangerous Women project at the University of Edinburgh has been highlighting its work:
— Ed Uni Press Office (@EdinUniMedia) March 8, 2017
Finally a reminder that if you’ve not voted please take the time to choose one of fourteen ‘Scotland’s Heroines’ for inclusion in the ‘Hall of Heroes’ in the Wallace Monument:
— The Wallace Monument (@TheWallaceMon) January 23, 2017
I’m sure there’s plenty of great projects and events that I’ve missed – get in touch and let us know what you’ve been up to for International Women’s Day 2017
- Out Gallivanting – Researching women’s history with Aberdeen Women’s Alliance
- Out Gallivanting – ‘Cutting a Rug’
- Speaking Out – Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland
- Renaming Glasgow streets after famous women?
- WHS Essay Prize 2016 – *Winner Announcement*
- Out gallivanting – Larry Herman, Street Level Photoworks
- Out Gallivanting – Eilidh Macrae at the Netball Scotland Annual Conference
- WHS Annual Conference 2016- ‘Feminisms: Histories, Ideas & Practice’ – Report and Resources