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…

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…

GWL, Banners & Processions 2018

We’ve been really busy over the last couple of months but we took some time out to visit one of The Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) banner making workshops.  The workshop, which was held on a Saturday (perfect excuse not to study) was a fun and welcoming event in collaboration with The Scottish Refugee Council.  Going…

International Women’s Day & Alexandra Kollontai

Well I hope you’re all celebrating Internation Women’s Day in your own way, us History Girls won’t be together, we’ll be holed up working on our respective PhD’s, but we will both be raising a glass to our comrades in arms across the world. Talking of comrades, did any of you know that International Women’s…

5 New(ish) Historical Novels with Female Protagonists

I love reading. It’s a cliche but a novel really does let you escape somewhere else, even if it’s just for half an hour. Reading gives me a place to just focus on one thing, and I find that this has become especially important as I spend most of my time thinking and writing and trying…

Book Review: 100 Nasty Women of History

Look January is rough. I’m skint, I can’t fit into most of my high-waisted jeans due to Christmas overindulgence and I have been accessorising all outfits with my floor length dressing gown. So I’ve been hitting the gym and eating healthily (way less fun than being permanently drunk with a roast tattie in one hand…

Period Chats : Jenny Landreth

  Last year we were lucky enough to talk to the wonderful Jenny Landreth at Arlington Swimming Baths as part of Book Week Scotland.  And drum roll please……..we can now share the recording from that night. Jenny, who is the author of Swell – A Waterbiography and The Guardian swimming blog, took us through the story…

We need YOU!

We need your help! As many of our readers know, we have become very, very busy recently and cannot always update the blog as frequently as we would like. We would, therefore, like to open our digital doors so to speak and invite contributions. So if you have a piece of research, an opinion, or…

The Glasgow Guild: Restoring Glasgow one seat at a time

The Glasgow Guild are a company everyone should know, not only in Glasgow but world-wide. This bustling busy workshop which is situated above Singl-End in the Garnethill area of Glasgow is a wonderland of fabrics, furniture and beautifully eccentric chit-chat. Run by Jonathan Cokey and John Cowie, the Glasgow Guild is only four years old…

Amazing what you find in the attic!

Hidden away in the upper section of Cottiers Theatre, sits a golden gilded (literally) gem of a restaurant. Named after the Glaswegian architect, William Leiper FRIBA RSA (1839-1916), the eatery not only is a feast for the eyes and belly but subtly celebrates Leiper’s relationship with the buildings name-sake Daniel Cottier (1838–1891). The new restaurant, which showcases…

Painted Ladies & Kellie Castle

As you may have noticed, we have been very quiet over the last couple of months. Really, this is due to our PhD’s and other heritage projects taking over our lives which we whole-heartedly apologise for.  To prove how busy we have been, over the next couple of months we will be presenting some of…

The Winter Lowdown: January-March

It’s cold, I’m overweight, and my liver is screaming at me to stop drinking. This can only mean one thing… It’s January! I am in the very fortunate position that I LOVE my job, but my first Monday back in the office was not easy, the Christmas fog caused by gluttony and slothful behaviour had…