Heritage Festivities 2018

November was pretty bleak, but now praise the goddess it’s December and Christmas is here to save us. Now I’m an atheist but I love Christmas and I like to think I celebrate Yule in the good old-fashioned pagan way. So many of our modern traditions are rooted in pre-Christian pagan traditions, including putting up…

Heritage Hits – Winter Edition

The nights are dark, damp and frankly quite depressing! Well, fear not as we are here to brighten up your day and provide suggestions for all your heritage and feminism needs. Here’s some colourful events we suggest to cheer you up! Exhibitions Want a fun and exciting exhibition which focuses solely on women? Why not…

Shaking Up Scotland Event

Well hello there everyone! We are putting on a rather fabulous event as part of the rather fabulous From Her, To Her project by Terra Incognita. We are genuinely thrilled to be part of this project, and we would love you to come along to our Shaking Up Scotland event on November 14th, it should…

Remembrance Day Walking Tour & Talks

As part of the Women, War & West End Project I am happy to announce that Four Acres Charitable Trust will be running a walking tour with a series of talks on the 11th November starting at 12.30! The tour will last for approx. 2 hours and will finish up at Websters Theatre. Join Niall Murphy,…

Women, War & The West End

Over the last year I have been working on a side project with Four Acres Charitable Trust and on the 27th September 2018 we shall be hosting a Heritage Show & Tell! If you would like to keep up-to-date with the Women, War & The West End Project please follow us on Twitter @GlasgowWWW or…

SSAH Research Grants

Anyone looking for support with their research in art/art history should check out the Scottish Society of Art History who offer grants from £50-500.  The deadline is the 31st October! As a past recipient, I can highly recommend applying.  Further details can be found below. Follow them on Twitter @SSAHistory.  

Women of Garnethill – DOD Talk

**SAVE THE DATE** as we will be presenting a brand new talk on women of Garnethill, West End of Glasgow as part of Doors Open Day in collaboration with the wonderful Glasgow Guild. More information about the festival can be found here. The talk is on the 12th of September 7.30pm and will discuss several…

Heritage Hits – Things to do in Autumn

Hello all! We are very sorry for the radio silence over the last few weeks but due to the recent events in Glasgow (namely a second fire at a very well-known building) and our PhD’s, we have been a bit snowed under with work. We have however, managed to compile a list of ‘heritage hits’…

Victoria Drummond on the People’s History Show

I hope all of you have had a lovely week, we are both very much looking forward to the weekend. Due to PhD and other life happenings we’ve been MIA recently, it’s all gone a bit mad, but I thought I should let you know that we’re going to be appearing on STV’s The People’s…

Marchin’ already: Processions 1918 -2018

Last Sunday, we were lucky enough to be part of the 100 year celebration of SOME women obtaining the vote. The event was organised by The Artichoke Trust and aimed to create a living artwork through four parades in the cities of London, Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh. We thought we would share some of the…

Jessie Newbery – A charmingly gentle artist & a strong backbone

Jessie Wylie Newbery (1864–1948) was born in Paisley, near Glasgow, on 28 May 1864, one of the four children of William Rowat and his wife, Margaret Downie Hill. William Rowat was a shawl manufacturer and later tea importer who had strong views about women receiving an education. She attended a private school in Paisley before…

Angélique Lucille Pringle: Florence Nightingale’s favourite disciple

Alastair is an Edinburgh-born Hawick author who lives in Glasgow with his partner Jaime-Lynn and son Alexander. He has extensive first-hand experience of Scotland’s care services, having been fostered from an early age through local authority and later Barnardo’s placements, and sits on the Discovery group of the Scottish Care Review. Educated in Fife and…