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.


WHS PGR/ECR Bursary 2023

Our PGR/ECR Bursary is now open. Deadline is 31st May 2023. More Details here

Find out about 2022 winners here:


Online Book Launch – Gender in the European Town by Deborah Simonton

Wednesday 18th January, 2023, 2.30pm (GMT)

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Sue Innes Memorial Lecture, 2023 delivered by Clare Hunter Saturday 28th January, 1-3pm (Hybrid event)

Join us as we discuss art, embroidery and textiles with the talented artist, writer and curator Clare Hunter (@sewingmatters). This event is free and open to all but registration is necessary. You can come along in person to the Glasgow Women’s Library or online via Zoom.

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Online Members’ Socials

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***Catch-up Now*** Sue Innes Memorial Lecture 2021, Thursday 9 December, 2021 9am (GMT)

Women’s History Scotland were delighted to welcome Dr Katie Barclay as our guest speaker for the 2021 Sue Innes Memorial Lecture. Her lecture brought a history of emotions reading to family history sources with the goal of enriching our understanding of how men and women in nineteenth- century Britain produced and debated the family as an affective and gendered unit.

Find out more and watch the recording here:

***Resources for the history of BAME women in Scotland***

We hope schools and researchers will find the resource a good starting point to find out more about BAME women in Scottish history. We are aware that there is likely to be a lot more material than this, whether personal accounts or organisational history, or ongoing research that we don’t know about. This page will be a work-in-progress with resources added as we find out about new work and projects. If you have any suggestions we can add please get in touch info@womenshistoryscotland.org or through Facebook or twitter @WomensHistScot 

This free online course which two of our committee members led on, and several more contributed to, is still available via Open Learn at the University of Glasgow – find out more here:

At the beginning of March 2021 we organised an online session offering strategies and advice about getting published in women’s and gender history for members of Women’s History Scotland. Find out more here:


Women’s History Scotland Essay Prize


Deadline: to be announced shortly

Further details, eligibility and instructions for preparation please follow this link: