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Audacious Women Festival – Edinburgh, 21-25 February 2019

The Audacious Women Festival is back for 2019 with a diverse programme of events in Edinburgh from this Thursday. Run by the independent Audacious Women Collective, the festival ‘aims to empower and encourage women to overcome personal, political and institutional barriers, and to celebrate the achievements of inspirational Scottish women’. Objectives that we at Women’s History …

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** On now in Aberdeen – Rise Up Quines – 12-18 November 2018 **

As part of ‘Rise Up Quines!’, there will be a launch of The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women’ TOMORROW 15 NOVEMBER, 5.30-7.30pm at the Central Library in Aberdeen, Central Lending Mezzanine Sign up for your tickets here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biographical-dictionary-tickets-51140176645 https://twitter.com/WomensHistScot/status/1062304817610137601 *** Official Press Release *** Aberdeen’s Quines asked to ‘Rise Up!’ at new festival ‘This centenary …

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***NEW – The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women – Available Now! ***

Women’s History Scotland are delighted to announce that The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women has just been published by Edinburgh University Press and is available now to buy online and in bookshops (RRP £35). We are very grateful to editors Elizabeth Ewan, Rose Pipes, Jane Rendall, and Siân Reynolds for their commitment and work. The new dictionary, the second …

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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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Malicious Mischief? – Scottish Suffragettes exhibition at National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh

For all of you interested in learning even more about the campaign for women’s suffrage in Scotland there is currently an exhibition on at the National Records of Scotland in Edinburgh entitled Malicious Mischief? – Scottish Suffragettes exhibition. It opened on the 1st of August and will end on the 31st of August. Catch it while you …

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1911 Census Protest in Scotland – Request for information

Earlier this year Women’s History Scotland published ‘The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Scotland 1967-1928: A Learning Resource’, in which we discussed both the campaigns of suffragist and suffragettes demanding the vote for women on the same terms as men. Ruth Boreham is currently undertaking research into the protests made by women in Scotland in refusing …

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Out Gallivanting: Women’s Memorials Health Walk, 14 June 2018

As part of the Golden Games programme to encourage exercise by the over 65s, Sport Aberdeen organised a Memorials to Women Walk on 14 June.  The route was planned by walk leader Fiona Rennie.  I was asked to join to the walk to talk about the memorials, which all feature on our project Mapping Memorials …

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Processions 2018: One month to go! Sunday 10 June in Edinburgh

For those members of Women’s History Scotland who remember with fondness the Guid Cause march back in 2009, well there’s another opportunity to march through the streets of Edinburgh to commemorate the work of suffrage campaigners, suffragists and suffragettes, which led to the Representation of the People Act in February 1918. Processions is described a …

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**WINNERS ANNOUNCED: WHS BURSARY 2018**

We were delighted that in our inaugural year we received many strong applications from postgraduate students, early career researchers and independent scholars from across the country. After much deliberation and discussion, the steering committee decided to grant numerous awards given the strength of the submissions. Many congratulations to Mairi Hamilton, Kate Mathis  and Caroline Douglas. Mairi …

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