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.

Deadlines and events:

Transatlantic Showcase: New Directions in Scottish Women’s and Gender History, Friday 12th November & Friday 19 November 2021

We are delighted to bring together a Transatlantic Showcase to highlight vibrant new research on Scottish women’s and gender history that is taking place in Canada and the UK.

The Transatlantic Showcase features presentations spanning some 700 years of history from the medieval to the contemporary. Our new generation of researchers will present on a wide variety of topics, such as artistic and literary production, food cultures, witchcraft and healing, friendship, work, power, patronage, and activism.

The event will be over three online transatlantic sessions of short presentations followed by discussion and Q&A.

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Sue Innes Memorial Lecture 2021, Thursday 9 December, 2021 9am (GMT)

We are delighted to Women’s History Scotland are delighted to welcome Dr Katie Barclay as our guest speaker for the 2021 Sue Innes Memorial Lecture. Her lecture brings 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.

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Women’s History Scotland Essay Prize


Deadline: Monday, 20 December 2021.

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

Online Members’ Socials

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***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: