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‘Witch Hunt’ podcast on BBC Sounds – launches 31 October 2019

Having a wee look at social media and a colleague shared this: Scotland carried out 5x per capita witch trials in the early modern period than other European countries, it was also one of the most unequal countries where the poor had fewest rights, I would love to know if there is a linkhttps://t.co/vLriQG5xhO — …

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Alison Mayne: Bursary Winner Report – Textile Treasures in the Hope MacDougall Collection, Dunollie

I was delighted and surprised to be awarded one of two Women’s History Scotland Research Bursaries for 2019.  It meant that a ‘pipe dream’ plan to spend time absorbed in the archives at Dunollie Castle and Museum could be realised.  I had intended and expected a small scale study of some of the knitted textiles and knitting …

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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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**WINNERS ANNOUNCED: WHS BURSARY 2019**

We were delighted that in our second year we received so 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 two awards this year given the strength of the submissions. Many congratulations to Mara Dougall and Dr Alison …

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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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**International Women’s Day 2019** Wikipedia edit-a-thon, University of Edinburgh – 8 March 2019

This year Women’s History Scotland are pleased to be collaborating with the University of Edinburgh‘s Information Services in a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on the theme of ‘Women of Edinburgh‘. The event will celebrate the lives and contributions that Edinburgh women have made which are currently missing from Wikipedia. The University’s Information Services team will help volunteers focus on improving …

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**Dundee Women’s Festival 2019 – starting tomorrow!**

This year WHS is honoured to be the closing event at Dundee Women’s Festival with our event Women & Oral History: Listening to Women’s Voices on Saturday 16 March at the Frigate Unicorn from 2-4pm.  This workshop will illustrate how oral history has impacted upon the uncovering of women’s voices in history. The session will include practical …

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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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