Mapping Memorials to Women in Scotland – 900th memorial!

This week we are celebrating adding the 900th memorial to our project ‘Mapping Memorials to Women in Scotland‘. The 900th Memorial is a statue of May Donoghue by artist Mandy Mcintosh. Steering Committee member Alison McCall was quoted in an article in The Scotsman: “This is often known as the story of ‘the snail and …

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**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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