***Protests & Suffragettes, Wikimedia UK and WHS*** Knowledge Activism: How to Add Scottish Suffrage/ttes to Wikipedia – 23 April 2022, 1-4pm

Our first Wikipedia workshop with Protests & Suffragettes and Wikimedia UK went really well! We are delighted to share the details for our second workshop and hope to see lots of you there!: One of a series of workshops on how to edit Wikipedia – You’ll learn to add & improve entries for Scottish Suffrage/ttes. …

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WHS Essay Prize 2021 – *Winner Announcement*

We are pleased to announce the winner of the WHS Leah Leneman Essay Prize for 2021 is Dr Lucie Duggan who is currently engaged in postdoctoral research in the Department for the Study of Culture at the University of Southern Denmark. The judges praised Lucie’s essay “The Chief Preservers of Ballad-Poetry”: Revisiting the Ballad Traditions of Scottish Women (18th century):  …

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Sue Innes Memorial Lecture 2021, Thursday 9 December, 2021 9am (GMT) – Catch up 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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***Protests & Suffragettes, Wikimedia UK and WHS*** Knowledge Activism: How to Add Scottish Suffrage/ttes to Wikipedia – 7 June 2022, 6-8.30pm

Our Wikipedia workshops with Protests & Suffragettes and Wikimedia UK have went really well! We are delighted to share the details for our second workshop and hope to see lots of you there!: One of a series of workshops on how to edit Wikipedia – You’ll learn to add & improve entries for Scottish Suffrage/ttes. …

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Morag Cross ‘A Strait-laced Sisterhood: Corset Makers and other Businesswomen in 19th century Glasgow’ blog for Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Morag Cross also wrote a blog on businesswomen in Victorian Glasgow for the Gallus Glasgow project from the Glasgow City Heritage Trust. This was one of a range of blogs based on the aerial panoramic view by Sulman, 1864. As Morag suggests ‘The women inhabit his Glasgow streets, just as they always have, if we …

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Morag Cross (2021) Miss Christian MacLagan, pioneer Victorian antiquary and archaeologist, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 150, 119-161. 

In November last year Morag Cross published Part One of the biography of Miss Christian MacLagan (1811-1901), who was a self taught antiquarian- archaeologist, church builder and irrepressible activist for the recording of Scotland’s carved stones, hillforts. She had many interests, and felt strongly about her own admission to male learned societies, and in later …

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Helen Kay & Rose Pipes (2020) Chrystal Macmillan, Scottish campaigner for women’s equality through law reform, Women’s History Review, 29:4, 716-736

In 2020 Helen Kay and Rose Pipes published a great article in Women’s History Review focusing on the work of Chrystal Macmillan that many of our members will find interesting. ABSTRACT This article will explore the work of Chrystal Macmillan, who used her knowledge of the law to further the cause of women’s equality through …

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***Protests & Suffragettes, Wikimedia UK and WHS*** Knowledge Activism: How to Add Scottish Suffrage/ttes to Wikipedia – IWD 8 March 2022, 6-8.30pm

We are delighted to announce that we will be working with Protests & Suffragettes and Wikimedia UK on a series of workshops where participants can engage in knowledge activism by learning how to add and improve wikipedia entries. We’re kicking of the series on International Women’s Day on 8 March Here’s all the details for …

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Call for Papers: Breaking the Glass Chamber QMUL 15-17 September 2022

We are sharing details of this conference as we think it’ll be of interest to many of our members: Organised by Lyndsey Jenkins, Tom Chidwick, Ruth Davidson, Farah Hussain and Anna Muggeridge, and generously funded by the Mile End Institute, with additional sponsorship from the History of Parliament Trust.   Breaking the Glass Chamber: Women, Politics, and …

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WHS Transatlantic Showcase – Friday 12 November & Friday 19 November 2021

Transatlantic Showcase: New Directions in Scottish Women’s and Gender History Fri 12th November & Fri 19 November 2021 We are delighted to bring together a Transatlantic Showcase to highlight vibrant new research on Scottish women’s and gender history that is taking place in Canada and the UK. The Transatlantic Showcase features presentations spanning some 700 years …

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