Women’s History Scotland’s 2012 Annual Conference will take place on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October at the University of Edinburgh.
The Mapping Memorials to Women in Scotland project, launching on 10th March 2012, has received a message of support from First Minister Alex Salmond. The project, developed by Glasgow Women’s Library and Women’s History Scotland, aims to record memorials to women across Scotland at womenofscotland.org.uk.
Click here to read a great article from BBC News on new research concerning Highland women’s participation in riots during the 18th and 19th centuries. Highland women who rioted in the 18th and 19th centuries could gain greater recognition through new work by academics and historians.
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 …
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 …
On Saturday 10th October 2009) nearly 3000 women took to the streets of Edinburgh to commemorate and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1909 sufragette march. WHS was proud and excited to be involved in the Gude Cause procession, marking the 100 year anniversary of the women’s suffrage procession in Edinburgh in 1909.