Online Members’ Socials!

We are excited to welcome all of our members to our monthly Online Members’ Socials!

We plan to meet on the first Thursday of each month. 

Every month we’ll have a different discussion topic or focus. 

In our third social get-together on Thursday 13 May at 7pm-8.30pm (ok not the first Thursday this month as a result of the Scottish Parliament election!) we’re delighted to have Esther Breitenbach and Caroline Lewis telling us about their own research and experience in organising a conference on the theme of gender and empire for Women’s History Scotland.

We’d also like to hear what you’ve been up to and what plans you have for the future in terms of your interest in women’s and gender history. 

We also thought that if we have time we could discuss The Open University in Scotland’s recently launched project ‘Women in Scotland 1900-2020: Workplace Struggles Project’ to collect women’s narratives. Find out more here – https://www.open.edu/openlearn/scotland-women-struggles. You can also find out more here –

These socials are about building a community across Scotland and will be informal in tone. Really it’s an opportunity to get to know you all and to catch up every month.

Come along and find out more!

We’ll be meeting on zoom.

If you are a member we’ll be emailing you an eventbrite link to sign up (we want to ensure this is a safe environment for all) and we’ll send you the link on the morning of the event. 

If you have any questions, queries or suggestions please get in touch with Valerie – valerie.wright@stir.ac.uk

Find out more about how to join WHS here


Details of previous socials:

  • March 2021 – We all introduced ourselves and discussed what we’d been up to and what plans we have for the future in terms of women’s and gender history. We also discussed what sort of themes we were interested in discussing and what we collectively wanted from these socials.
  • April 2021 – Karen Shaw gave us a talk about her research on the Scottish Women’s Hospitals and women in the North East of Scotland. As predicted there were lots of questions and interest from the other members attending. We then had an enjoyable discussion about Historic Environment Scotland’s new ‘The Women of Scotland‘ online exhibition.