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I cannot overstate how happy I was to receive a research bursary from Women’s History Scotland in April 2018. On the train to @OxLifeWriting’s Everyday Matters conference courtesy of @WomensHistScot research bursary. Choo choo! #excitingtimes — Mairi Hamilton (@MairiAntoinette) May … Continue reading
“to wipe ma haunds” – and she made a graceful gesture over her shoulder with a fine pair, full in the palm and slender in the fingers – perfect pictures. ELIZABETH RIGBY MEETING ‘FISHWIFE’ JEANIE WILSON In 1843, David … Continue reading
As part of the Golden Games programme to encourage exercise by the over 65s, Sport Aberdeen organised a Memorials to Women Walk on 14 June. The route was planned by walk leader Fiona Rennie. I was asked to join to … Continue reading
On Sunday Yvonne and I took our daughters to Processions 2018, a mass participation artwork, in Edinburgh produced by Artichoke, my mum came too. The idea was that thousands of women and girls wearing scarves in the colours of the Women’s … Continue reading
Earlier this year Women’s History Scotland published ‘The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Scotland 1967-1928: A Learning Resource’, in which we discussed both the campaigns of suffragist and suffragettes demanding the vote for women on the same terms as men.
Ruth Boreham is currently undertaking research into the protests made by women in Scotland in refusing to participate in the 1911 census. Read the following and if you have any information please get in touch with Ruth:
Activist boycotting the census by defacing the form © National Archives
(Image The Dundee Courier, 3 April, 1911 as featued in http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/localhistory/exhibitions/voteless)
There has been much work done since 2009 on the 1911 census returns in England, but what happened in Scotland? Frustratingly the original returns were destroyed long ago, but I am currently looking at the enumerators returns, and other archival records, including letters and newspapers, to find out how widespread the protest was. There were those who wrote ‘suffragette’ as their occupation, those who came together for the night avoiding their usual place of abode, and those who refused to be recorded. I would love to hear if you have discovered any such records in your own research.
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- Processions 2018: One month to go! Sunday 10 June in Edinburgh
- **WINNERS ANNOUNCED: WHS BURSARY 2018**
- The Suffrage Oak: Marking 100 Years of Women ‘Living and Growing’ into the Body Politic
- Suffrage in Dundee: WHS Suffrage Learning Resource launch event, 10 March 2018
- Out Gallivanting – Conversation Café and Civic Reception
- #Vote100 – 100 years ago some women got the vote
- Out Gallivanting – Launch of ‘Our Red Aunt’ Exhibition by Fiona Jack at GWL
- Out Gallivanting – ‘Scottish Suffragettes’ talk by Prof Sarah Pedersen at Inverurie Library, 29 Jan 2018.
- Dundee Women’s Festival: Launch of WHS Suffrage learning resource