Events

Sue Innes Memorial Lecture 2019 – Listen now!

We were very lucky to have our new convenor Prof Eleanor Gordon giving this year’s Sue Innes Memorial Lecture on Friday 15 November entitled –‘Sex and the Single Girl: Working-Class Courtship in Scotland, 1855-1939′. The lecture was part of the opening evening of our conference this year entitled ‘Gender Transgressions – Historical Perspectives’ which was generously supported …

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***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 …

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** CFP – WHS Annual Conference 2019: ‘Gender Transgressions – Historical Perspectives’, Saturday 16 November **

The Call for Papers for this year’s Women’s History Scotland Conference is now open! ‘Gender Transgressions – Historical Perspectives’ will explore the idea of transgressing gender norms (including those relating to masculinity and femininity) and the consequences of this for individuals or groups. The conference will take place in Edinburgh on Saturday 16 November. We welcome proposals relating to all …

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Listening to Women’s Voices: Dundee Women’s Festival 16 March 2019

It was a snowy, windy Spring day, but we made it to Dundee for our Oral History Workshop on Saturday 16th  March as part of the Dundee Women’s Festival. A good number of hardy souls braved the weather to join us on the HMS Unicorn where we set up in in the beautiful Captain’s Room. The voices …

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Sue Innes Memorial Lecture 2018 – Prof Sarah Pedersen

On Saturday 29th September 2018, we held our 11th annual Sue Innes Memorial Lecture at Abertay University, Dundee. This has been an exciting year for women’s history with so many events celebrating and commemorating one hundred years since women over 30 years of age gained the right to vote. We were delighted to have as our speaker Professor Sarah …

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*** Sue Innes Memorial Lecture 2018 *** 29 September

‘The Scottish Suffragettes and the Press: Use and Abuse’ Prof Sarah Pedersen Saturday 29th September at 4pm Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee  Sue Innes was an inspiring and influential historian, journalist and feminist activist. She was among the founding members of Women’s History Scotland (then known as Scottish Women’s History Network), and was co-editor of …

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Suffrage in Dundee: WHS Suffrage Learning Resource launch event, 10 March 2018

On Saturday 10th of March as part of Dundee Women’s Festival Women’s History Scotland officially launched it’s new learning resource: THE WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT IN SCOTLAND, 1867-1928: A LEARNING RESOURCE We were fortunate to have such welcoming and supporting hosts in Dundee’s Central Library in the Wellgate with Maureen Hood and her team providing display …

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Dundee Women’s Festival: Launch of WHS Suffrage learning resource

We are delighted to be launching our new suffrage learning resource as part of the Dundee Women’s Festival in March! You can find further details in the beautifully illustrated programme – Dundee-Womens-Festival-Programme-20181 (p. 12) which also has many excellent events for all. There is genuinely something for everyone. Contact details available on the Dundee Women’s Festival Website. …

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Sue Innes Memorial Lecture 2017 – Listen now!

Lesley starting her lecture © E. McCrae On Thursday night (19 October) we were very lucky to have Lesley Orr giving this year’s Sue Innes Memorial Lecture entitled –‘“To Build the New Jerusalem” Women’s claims to equal citizenship in Scottish church and nation, c.1918 – 1945′. The lecture was co-hosted by the University of Edinburgh Centre for …

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