**Dundee Women’s Festival 2019 – starting tomorrow!**


This year WHS is honoured to be the closing event at Dundee Women’s Festival with our event Women & Oral History: Listening to Women’s Voices on Saturday 16 March at the Frigate Unicorn from 2-4pm. 

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This workshop will illustrate how oral history has impacted upon the uncovering of women’s voices in history. The session will include practical advice on how to conduct oral history and the ways in which oral history can be used by local community groups or in a heritage setting

We designed this event particularly with the Festival’s theme in mind and we agree wholeheartedly that it is important to ‘hear women’s voices’.

We are fully booked but there’s plenty of other events that you can attend.

You can find further details in the beautifully illustrated programme – http://www.dundeewomensfestival.org.uk/programme-2/ Contact details available on the Dundee Women’s Festival Website.

We would particularly draw your attention to Women’s Lives, Women’s Voices’ tomorrow 2 March 10am-4pm organised by our vice-convenor Prof Perry Wilson. This event includes three talks about women’s history followed by a creative writing workshop based on the history talks.
 There are still places available – for more information and to book a place see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/womens-lives-womens-voices-tickets-51755847132


Also on 2 March is The Centenary Suffrage Conference – Why Should I Bother to Vote? 10.00am – 3.30pm. This event in particularly for young women (16-25) encouraging them to vote by looking at the history of women’s suffrage and our political system. With inspiring and informative talks and workshops from author Ajay Close, and representatives from Glasgow Women’s Library, Scottish Parliament and local government. Funded by the Scottish Government Centenary Fund.

There are still places available – for more information and to book a place see: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/centenary-suffrage-conference-why-should-i-bother-to-vote-tickets-51067046912?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


On Saturday 9 March you can ‘Hear the women of the past’ on a behind the scenes tour of Dundee City Archives, with tours at 10.30am, 11.00am, 11.30am, 12.00pm and 12.30pm. You will have a chance to see some unique and interesting records relating to the history of Dundee as a whole and the women who have lived and worked here. Ranging from queens to shop workers and councillors to seamstresses, all sorts of women and their voices are recorded in the City’s Archives. The tour will consist of a behind the scenes look at the Archives, followed by a document display.

Booking is essential contact the archive by email archives@dundeecity.gov.uk or phone 01382 434 494


Finally, an organisation close to our hearts, Women’s History Scotland was a partner on Scottish Women’s Aid‘s ‘Speaking Out’ project. At this event on 5.30pm – 7.00pm on Friday 15 March in the Dalhousie Building at the University of Dundee, you can participate on a discussion on ‘What next for the campaign to end violence against women?’: 

“In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the ways in which we listen to survivors of abuse has come into sharp focus. Women’s organisations have been at the forefront of supporting survivors to speak out. This event will show a short film exploring the history of Women’s Aid in Scotland through the memories and stories of some of the women involved. There will then be a discussion with current representatives from women’s organisations about what we can all do to contribute to ending violence against women. Come along, be inspired, and hear women’s voices.”

There is no need to book. If you want more information contact info@dundeewomensaid.co.uk or phone 01382 220 803


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