Valerie Wright

Charlotte Lauder – Recovering the Biographies and Bibliographies of Women Using Digitised Resources

The ramifications of the coronavirus lockdown have demonstrated that we are now in an age of no-return when it comes to online research using digital resources. This is not to say that the path of online research is always clear (literally): dirty OCR, obscured digital images, and unclear metadata can impede the process and frustrate …

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‘A Global History of Sex and Gender’ – Centre for Gender History, University of Glasgow – Free Online Course

We are delighted that two of our Steering Committee members, Tanya Cheadle and Hannah Telling will be leading on an Online Course (or MOOC for those of you in the know) for ‘Future Learn at the University of Glasgow. The course is entitled ‘A Global History of Sex and Gender‘. Both Tanya and Hannah are …

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Mapping Memorials to Women in Scotland – 900th memorial!

This week we are celebrating adding the 900th memorial to our project ‘Mapping Memorials to Women in Scotland‘. The 900th Memorial is a statue of May Donoghue by artist Mandy Mcintosh. Steering Committee member Alison McCall was quoted in an article in The Scotsman: “This is often known as the story of ‘the snail and …

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**Launching our Covid-19 Hardship Fund** Deadline Friday 14 August 2020

Rather than awarding a second WHS Research Bursary this year the Steering Committee has made the decision to establish a Covid-19 Hardship Fund with the additional £300. It is our aim to modestly support a historian of women and/or gender in Scotland who is enduring financial difficulties as a result of Covid-19. The award will …

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Charlotte James Robertson – ‘It was just a time when one was hopeful’: Oral History interviewing in the time of COVID-19

A few months ago, before all of our lives were turned upside down by the coronavirus outbreak, I was excitedly planning the oral history interviews I would undertake for my PhD research. I am in my first year at the University of Glasgow researching transnational connections within the anti-domestic abuse movement in Britain. My first …

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Out Gallivanting – Recently refurbished Aberdeen Art Gallery, Majel Davidson and Gushetneuk Pottery

Aberdeen Art Gallery has re-opened after a four year closure, during which it has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment and extension.  This is the first of a several short blog posts highlighting  individual items of interest.  Aberdeen Art Gallery I -Majel Davidson and Gushetneuk Pottery Room 6  contains displays of tableware, drinking vessels and utensils.  It includes an earthenware …

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