Helen Kay & Rose Pipes (2020) Chrystal Macmillan, Scottish campaigner for women’s equality through law reform, Women’s History Review, 29:4, 716-736

In 2020 Helen Kay and Rose Pipes published a great article in Women’s History Review focusing on the work of Chrystal Macmillan that many of our members will find interesting. ABSTRACT This article will explore the work of Chrystal Macmillan, who used her knowledge of the law to further the cause of women’s equality through …

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***Protests & Suffragettes, Wikimedia UK and WHS*** Knowledge Activism: How to Add Scottish Suffrage/ttes to Wikipedia – IWD 8 March 2022, 6-8.30pm

We are delighted to announce that we will be working with Protests & Suffragettes and Wikimedia UK on a series of workshops where participants can engage in knowledge activism by learning how to add and improve wikipedia entries. We’re kicking of the series on International Women’s Day on 8 March Here’s all the details for …

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Call for Papers: Breaking the Glass Chamber QMUL 15-17 September 2022

We are sharing details of this conference as we think it’ll be of interest to many of our members: Organised by Lyndsey Jenkins, Tom Chidwick, Ruth Davidson, Farah Hussain and Anna Muggeridge, and generously funded by the Mile End Institute, with additional sponsorship from the History of Parliament Trust.   Breaking the Glass Chamber: Women, Politics, and …

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WHS Essay Prize 2021 – *Winner Announcement*

We are pleased to announce the winner of the WHS Leah Leneman Essay Prize for 2021 is Dr Lucie Duggan who is currently engaged in postdoctoral research in the Department for the Study of Culture at the University of Southern Denmark. The judges praised Lucie’s essay “The Chief Preservers of Ballad-Poetry”: Revisiting the Ballad Traditions of Scottish Women (18th century):  …

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Sue Innes Memorial Lecture 2021, Thursday 9 December, 2021 9am (GMT) – Catch up now!

The Sue Innes Memorial Lecture is held annually in memory of Sue Innes, feminist historian, campaigner and journalist, who died in 2005. Sue was an enthusiastic member of Women’s History Scotland (then known as Scottish Women’s History Network). She was one of the editors of The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women, which is dedicated to her. Sue was a …

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WHS Transatlantic Showcase – Friday 12 November & Friday 19 November 2021

Transatlantic Showcase: New Directions in Scottish Women’s and Gender History Fri 12th November & Fri 19 November 2021 We are delighted to bring together a Transatlantic Showcase to highlight vibrant new research on Scottish women’s and gender history that is taking place in Canada and the UK. The Transatlantic Showcase features presentations spanning some 700 years …

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SATH’s ‘Women in Scottish History Challenge’ ***Prize Winners***

The Scottish Association of the Teachers of History recently ran a Women in Scottish History Challenge during lockdown. In recognition that women are often ‘hidden’ from history, they asked pupils to choose a lesser known women and make a short presentation. Three winners were chosen and we were delighted to provide the prizes – a copy …

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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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