New blog!

Would you like to blog for Women’s History Scotland? Anyone who is attending the Annual Conference this year is invited to write a short piece about their experience. A selection of these will be published on the website as part of a blog, and will become a collective piece about the 2012 Annual Conference. Guest …

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Famous figures from the past will get their own commemorative plaque, under a new scheme from Historical Scotland

Historic figures are to get their own commemorative plaque under a new national scheme. Click the link to the BBC News website which has more information: http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-19312935 It would be fantastic if Women’s History Scotland could suggest some women to be commemorated. This year’s theme looks for historic figures within the arts and creative fields. …

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Recent publications in Scottish women’s history

In the past month two exciting and significant new books on early modern Scottish women’s history have been published: Katie Barclay, Love, intimacy and power: Marriage and patriarchy in Scotland 1650-1850 (MUP, 2011) Katharine Glover, Elite Women and Polite Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland (Boydell, 2011). Another publication which will be of interest to members is …

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Essay Prize 2010

We are delighted to announce that Nel Whiting of Dundee Univeristy is the winner of our bi-annual essay prize. The judges were very impressed by her essay ‘Gender, class and nationality in David Allan’s ‘small, Domestic and conversation’ works’. There were many excellent submissions, and the runner up award was given to Sierra Nye, University …

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