***REGISTRATION OPEN*** WHS Annual Conference – ‘Gender Transgressions – Historical perspectives’, New College, University of Edinburgh, 15-16 November 2019

Women’s History Scotland are delighted to invite you to our annual conference – Gender Transgressions – Historical perspectives’. We have a very exciting line-up of speakers exploring wide-ranging themes, perspectives and historical chronology.

Full programme – WHS Gender Transgressions_Provisional Programme

We open the conference on Friday 15 November with an evening of FREE public events, beginning at 4pm with a session chaired by Rose Pipes, and featuring Maureen Meikle, Jane Rendall and Sian Reynolds, on ‘Gender Transgressions and the New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women (Edinburgh University Press, 2018)’ 

We are excited to announce that Professor Eleanor Gordon will deliver the Sue Innes Memorial Lecture entitled Sex and the Single Girl: Working-Class Courtship in Scotland, 1855-1939′ at 5.30-6.30 pm on Friday 15 November.

Both of these sessions are FREE to attend but registration is required. The Dictionary Session and Lecture will be held in the Elizabeth Templeton Lecture Theatre, New College, University of Edinburgh and will be followed by a reception.

On Saturday 16 November the conference will also be held in New College, University of Edinburgh. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Standard attendance costs £27 and concession are £12. 

REGISTER here for the conference and also the evening of free public events including the Sue Innes Memorial Lecture’ – Gender Transgressions – Historical perspectives 

All are very welcome and we look forward to seeing you in November!


Women’s History Scotland promotes study and research in women’s and gender history in Scotland.  For more information and updates see www.womenshistoryscotland.org or follow on Twitter (@WomensHistScot).

We are grateful to the School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh for supporting this conference.

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