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Call for contributions to Quinepedia

Professors Sarah Pedersen and Peter Reid of Robert Gordon University are currently working on the construction of Quinepedia – a digital biographical dictionary focused on women in North-East Scotland.  The project has been stimulated by recent discussions in the Aberdeen Press & Journal around the lack of memorials to any women other than Queen Victoria in Aberdeen [Lack of …

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***Protests & Suffragettes, Wikimedia UK and WHS*** Knowledge Activism: How to Add Scottish Suffrage/ttes to Wikipedia – 7 June 2022, 6-8.30pm

Our Wikipedia workshops with Protests & Suffragettes and Wikimedia UK have went really well! We are delighted to share the details for our second workshop and hope to see lots of you there!: One of a series of workshops on how to edit Wikipedia – You’ll learn to add & improve entries for Scottish Suffrage/ttes. …

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***Protests & Suffragettes, Wikimedia UK and WHS*** Knowledge Activism: How to Add Scottish Suffrage/ttes to Wikipedia – 23 April 2022, 1-4pm

Our first Wikipedia workshop with Protests & Suffragettes and Wikimedia UK went really well! We are delighted to share the details for our second workshop and hope to see lots of you there!: One of a series of workshops on how to edit Wikipedia – You’ll learn to add & improve entries for Scottish Suffrage/ttes. …

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***Protests & Suffragettes, Wikimedia UK and WHS*** Knowledge Activism: How to Add Scottish Suffrage/ttes to Wikipedia – IWD 8 March 2022, 6-8.30pm

We are delighted to announce that we will be working with Protests & Suffragettes and Wikimedia UK on a series of workshops where participants can engage in knowledge activism by learning how to add and improve wikipedia entries. We’re kicking of the series on International Women’s Day on 8 March Here’s all the details for …

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Call for Papers: Breaking the Glass Chamber QMUL 15-17 September 2022

We are sharing details of this conference as we think it’ll be of interest to many of our members: Organised by Lyndsey Jenkins, Tom Chidwick, Ruth Davidson, Farah Hussain and Anna Muggeridge, and generously funded by the Mile End Institute, with additional sponsorship from the History of Parliament Trust.   Breaking the Glass Chamber: Women, Politics, and …

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WHS Essay Prize 2021 – *Winner Announcement*

We are pleased to announce the winner of the WHS Leah Leneman Essay Prize for 2021 is Dr Lucie Duggan who is currently engaged in postdoctoral research in the Department for the Study of Culture at the University of Southern Denmark. The judges praised Lucie’s essay “The Chief Preservers of Ballad-Poetry”: Revisiting the Ballad Traditions of Scottish Women (18th century):  …

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Sue Innes Memorial Lecture 2021, Thursday 9 December, 2021 9am (GMT) – Catch up 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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SATH’s ‘Women in Scottish History Challenge’ ***Prize Winners***

The Scottish Association of the Teachers of History recently ran a Women in Scottish History Challenge during lockdown. In recognition that women are often ‘hidden’ from history, they asked pupils to choose a lesser known women and make a short presentation. Three winners were chosen and we were delighted to provide the prizes – a copy …

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Linda Cracknell – Growing A Story from Research, ‘The Other Side of Stone’

As a writer of fiction, my stories are often underpinned by history. I love doing the ‘research’ which has included visiting a shore in the West Highlands which, when expanded at low tide, accommodated thousands of fervent worshippers who had abandoned church buildings in the ‘Disruption’ in the Church of Scotland in the 1840s. I’ve …

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