Linda Cracknell – Growing A Story from Research, ‘The Other Side of Stone’

As a writer of fiction, my stories are often underpinned by history. I love doing the ‘research’ which has included visiting a shore in the West Highlands which, when expanded at low tide, accommodated thousands of fervent worshippers who had abandoned church buildings in the ‘Disruption’ in the Church of Scotland in the 1840s. I’ve …

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YWCA interview Esther Breitenbach about ‘Scottish Women’s Right to Vote’

Our secretary Esther Breitenbach features in the latest episode of YWCA‘s podcast ‘The Importance of Being Feminist‘ entitled ‘Scottish Women’s Right to Vote’. Here’s the text from the podcast info: Just a couple of days before the Scottish elections, Iris chats to Dr Esther Breitenbach, Honorary Fellow at Edinburgh University and co-creator of the online …

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Scottish Magazines Network interview Esther Breitenbach about feminist publications, 1970s-1990s

The Scottish Magazines Network is investigating the role of small independent magazines in Scotland from the 1960s to the 1990s in literature, culture and politics. The project has been launched with a series of podcasts, including Esther Breitenbach discussing feminist publications from the 1970s to the 1990s. Including discussion of Scottish Women’s Liberation Journal (1977-78) and MsPrint(1978-81), …

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Sam Dobbie – Applying Modern Concepts to Historical Contexts: Power Couples and the French Revolution

As historians, we are often discouraged from applying concepts, with the benefit of hindsight, to times, places and spaces in which they did not exist. This is, in part, because it can complicate the ways in which we understand, and our relationships with, the past. To use a concept that did not exist in the …

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WHS Essay Prize 2020 – *Winner Announcement*

We are pleased to announce the winner of the WHS Leah Leneman Essay Prize for 2020 is Amanda Gavin who is currently engaged in doctoral research at the University of Glasgow. The judges praised Amanda’s essay on the Culture of Care stating that: ‘It is crisp, clear, well-organised, thoroughly researched, and the referencing is impeccable. The structure is …

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Online event: Getting Published in Women’s and Gender History, Friday 5 March 2021, 3.00-4.30pm

We have organised an online session offering strategies and advice about getting published in women’s and gender history for members of Women’s History Scotland.  About this Event This virtual session will offer tips and strategies for getting published in women’s and gender history. It will be led by three senior gender historians (Lynn Abrams, Deborah …

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Thistles & Dandelions Volunteer Recruitment

Here at Women’s History Scotland we’re delighted to be working with Thistles & Dandelions, Empower Women for Change’s first Heritage Project. The project’s aim is to highlight Glasgow women’s history in the last 50–100 years in terms of women’s role and contribution to their households and communities both domestically and/or economically, which has been largely hidden …

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