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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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**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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Mara Dougall: Bursary Winner Report – Rebels with a cause

It’s not everyone who is fascinated by the transportation problems of early twentieth century highland nurses. It doesn’t immediately sound like a particularly glamorous or exciting topic, but you’d be surprised how many ears prick up when they learn of the solution these women were presented with; a vehicle long associated in popular culture with the …

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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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