Published in hardback, paperback and ebook by Edinburgh University Press November 2018
The life stories of more than 1,000 women who shaped Scotland’s history
The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women is a fully revised and extended edition of a highly regarded reference work that illuminates the lives of Scottish women in history. It includes more than 180 additional entries on women who died before 2018, forty new photographs, and an extended thematic index. With fascinating lives on every page, the concise entries illustrate the lives of Scottish women from the distant past to our own times, as well as the worldwide Scottish diaspora. Written by experts, the book provides a striking narrative of how women’s actions and influence have always helped to shape Scotland’s identity.
This dictionary is dedicated to the memory of co-editor Sue Innes (1948–2005), who gave to it all the enthusiasm, dedication and flair she brought to everything in her life, and who was still working on it, and inspiring others, to the very end.
Featured biographies include:
- Kay Carmichael
- Kay Matheson
- Flora MacNeil
- Margaret Ewing
- Hilda Jamieson
- Annas Keith
- Ailsa Mackay
- Gunnie Moberg
- Linda Norgrove
- Muriel Spark
- Maud Sulter
- Stephanie Wolfe Murray
- Frances Wright
Editors: Esther Breitenbach, Linda Fleming, Karly Kehoe, Lesley Orr
A companion volume to the biographical dictionary, also published by Edinburgh University Press, this is the first sourcebook on Scottish women in the period 1780-1914. Drawing on a wide range of source materials from across Scotland, the book provides new insights into women’s lives.
Thematic chapters cover: bodies and health; the home and domestic life: work and working conditions; crime and immorality; religion; politics and protest; and experiences of empire.
Editors: Elizabeth Ewan, Sue Innes, Sian Reynolds. Co-ordinating editor: Rose Pipes
Published in hardback by Edinburgh University Press, March 2006; and in paperback in June 2007.
This 448-page dictionary contains entries on 830 women (from earliest times to the end of 2004), written by a team of 280 scholars. Essentially a work of reference, the Dictionary is also a starting point for further research. Each entry concludes with a list of sources, plus works for further reference, and the index lists the women under 60 category headings.
NOTE: To assist teachers and researchers, WHS has prepared two lists of Dictionary entries which may be obtained by contacting us. In one, women for whom there are entries in the Dictionary are listed under the name of the council areas with which they had some association. In the other, the women are listed chronologically, from earliest times to 2005.
Editors: Lynn Abrams, Eleanor Gordon, Deborah Simonton and Eileen Janes Yeo
Published in hardback and paperback by Edinburgh University Press, January 2006.
This is the first text to offer an accessible introduction to the ways in which theories of gender might offer new readings of modern Scottish history. It engages with central themes such as politics, identity, work and religion as well as some more unusual topics such as science and medicine and culture.