**WHS BURSARY 2022** Winners Announced

After much deliberation and discussion, the committee have granted two bursary awards this year from a strong field of candidates.

Many congratulations to both our winners:

Dr Sheilagh Quaile, who is a recent PhD graduate from Queen’s University, Canada. Dr Quaile will use the bursary to present a paper at the North American Conference on British Studies (November 2022) in Chicago, IL, titled, “Female Textile Designers in Britain, c. 1840-1880.” The paper addresses Britain generally, with Paisley and Glasgow constituting prominent case studies due to the significance of their figured textile industries.

Dr Karen Mailley-Watt, a recent PhD graduate from the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow School of Art. Dr Mailley-Watt will use the research bursary to fund support their research for an ongoing project  ‘Who is Dolly Mitchell? Glasgow Skating Scene, 1880-1915’. The project will focus on female skaters associated with Glasgow since 1880 to 1915 and to provide a wider context to the sport, society, and skating as a form of protest at this period via a renewed feminist lens. 

We wish both researchers success for their research trips and look forward to hearing about it.

Our bursary committee added:

“We were impressed by the high standard of applications this year for the Women’s History Scotland Bursary Prize. We are delighted to award two bursaries to candidates researching Scottish women’s history in Scotland and further afield. We are delighted that the bursary continues to support international research into Scottish women’s and gender history, and look forward to receiving a similar range of high-quality submissions next year.

The WHS Bursary will be offered again in 2021 and we would like to encourage postgraduates, early career researchers and independent scholars working in Scotland or working on Scottish themes to apply.

For more information on our annual Bursary see http://womenshistoryscotland.org/projects-and-activities/new-whs-research-bursary/ 

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