Sam Dobbie – Applying Modern Concepts to Historical Contexts: Power Couples and the French Revolution

As historians, we are often discouraged from applying concepts, with the benefit of hindsight, to times, places and spaces in which they did not exist. This is, in part, because it can complicate the ways in which we understand, and our relationships with, the past. To use a concept that did not exist in the …

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WHS Essay Prize 2020 – *Winner Announcement*

We are pleased to announce the winner of the WHS Leah Leneman Essay Prize for 2020 is Amanda Gavin who is currently engaged in doctoral research at the University of Glasgow. The judges praised Amanda’s essay on the Culture of Care stating that: ‘It is crisp, clear, well-organised, thoroughly researched, and the referencing is impeccable. The structure is …

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Online event: Getting Published in Women’s and Gender History, Friday 5 March 2021, 3.00-4.30pm

We have organised an online session offering strategies and advice about getting published in women’s and gender history for members of Women’s History Scotland.  About this Event This virtual session will offer tips and strategies for getting published in women’s and gender history. It will be led by three senior gender historians (Lynn Abrams, Deborah …

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Thistles & Dandelions Volunteer Recruitment

Here at Women’s History Scotland we’re delighted to be working with Thistles & Dandelions, Empower Women for Change’s first Heritage Project. The project’s aim is to highlight Glasgow women’s history in the last 50–100 years in terms of women’s role and contribution to their households and communities both domestically and/or economically, which has been largely hidden …

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Sue Innes Memorial Lecture 2020 -Listen now!

The Sue Innes Memorial Lecture is held annually in memory of Sue Innes, feminist historian, campaigner and journalist, who died in 2005. Sue was an enthusiastic member of Women’s History Scotland (then known as Scottish Women’s History Network). She was one of the editors of The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women, which is dedicated to her. Sue was a …

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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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