Valerie Wright

Thistles & Dandelions Volunteer Recruitment

Here at Women’s History Scotland we’re delighted to be working with Thistles & Dandelions, Empower Women for Change’s first Heritage Project. The project’s aim is to highlight Glasgow women’s history in the last 50–100 years in terms of women’s role and contribution to their households and communities both domestically and/or economically, which has been largely hidden …

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Sue Innes Memorial Lecture 2020 -Listen now!

The Sue Innes Memorial Lecture is held annually in memory of Sue Innes, feminist historian, campaigner and journalist, who died in 2005. Sue was an enthusiastic member of Women’s History Scotland (then known as Scottish Women’s History Network). She was one of the editors of The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women, which is dedicated to her. Sue was a …

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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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