Annual Conference Orkney – Registration now open!


2013 Annual Conference

Centre for Nordic Studies, UHI, Kirkwall, Orkney

3-4 May 2013

 Making, Creating, Producing:

Historical Perspectives on Women, Gender & Production

Late registrations for WHS Annual Conference in Orkney are still being received.

We’ve received a large number of submissions to the Call for Papers early this year, resulting in parallel panels and a full programme. The Conference has a range of interesting papers on offer, from women and the land, to arts and crafts, knitting and lacemaking. We have speakers joining us from the Orkney and the surrounding areas as well as international speakers from Canada and Scandinavia. In addition, the Sue Innes Memorial Lecture this year will be given by Elizabeth Ewan (Research Professor of Scottish History, University of Guelph, Canada) with the title ‘Producing Women in Pre-Modern Scotland’, followed by a civic reception. The Conference Dinner on Saturday evening will be held at the West End Hotel.

See the provisional programme for more details (correct as of 24/4/2013)

Orkney Conference Provisional Programme


If you wish to attend, please fill in a Registration Form and send it by the 12th of April, along with a cheque to:

Laura Paterson, c/o History, School of Humanities, University of Dundee, DD1 4HN.

There will be a range of interesting papers on offer at this conference, reflecting a wide range of topics around the core theme.

Any queries can be directed to

Orkney 2013 Registration Form

Orkney has been recently been named as the best island destination in the UK by users of the travel website Tripadvisor – so the conference is an excellent opportunity to visit!

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