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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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***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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