**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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Charlotte James Robertson – ‘It was just a time when one was hopeful’: Oral History interviewing in the time of COVID-19

A few months ago, before all of our lives were turned upside down by the coronavirus outbreak, I was excitedly planning the oral history interviews I would undertake for my PhD research. I am in my first year at the University of Glasgow researching transnational connections within the anti-domestic abuse movement in Britain. My first …

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Out Gallivanting – Recently refurbished Aberdeen Art Gallery, Majel Davidson and Gushetneuk Pottery

Aberdeen Art Gallery has re-opened after a four year closure, during which it has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment and extension.  This is the first of a several short blog posts highlighting  individual items of interest.  Aberdeen Art Gallery I -Majel Davidson and Gushetneuk Pottery Room 6  contains displays of tableware, drinking vessels and utensils.  It includes an earthenware …

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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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Out Gallivanting – Sewing Resistance: Teaching through Chilean Textile Art – Foyer of Sir Duncan Rice Library, 10 Oct 2019-31 May 2020

As the exhibition explains: “when Patience Schell, Chair in Hispanic Studies, wanted her course on women’s history in Chile and Mexico to help students connect with the people they were learning about, she asked students to make arpilleras ( fabric tapestries) and write about the process as part of their assessment.”  The end result forms …

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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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