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.   Advertisements

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…

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…

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…

WORKSHOP – Scottish Women: How should we celebrate them?

We’re pleased to announce that we shall be facilitating a FREE workshop for Paisley 2021. The event will focus on how as a country we should commemorate our influential women and discuss what form this may take. The workshop will be on the Friday 10th November from 1.30pm at Paisley Art Center. Please arrive 15mins…

Opening Doors – Glasgow’s Influential Women

We’re excited to announce that booking is now live for Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival! There are several great speakers this year from a range of backgrounds and organisations. And this year we will be taking part! Exciting, we know! We’ll be discussing HERstory: Glasgow’s Influential Women, on the 15th September at 6pm at St. Andrews…

The Strength of Female Networks

Last week we held an event (in conjunction with Glasgow School of Art & Tate Britain sub-group) run by an all female committee which focused on female networks in the creative industries and the strength which can be generated when we band together as researchers. Doing a PhD can be a very lonely experience and…

Isabella Elder

Isabella Elder was the remarkable wife of Glaswegian shipbuilder and marine engineer John Elder, the owner of the vast Fairfields shipyards in Govan. Isabella is often overshadowed by her husband’s achievements and the Fairfields name, she was clearly involved in the running of the company, taking the reins for 9 months after her husband’s death…

Conference hailed a success!

Just a quick post (from my bed) to let everyone know that the conference was awesome!! Thank you to everyone who attended, or helped to make the day so special. We have had positive feedback from many of the speakers including the wonderful Max Donnelly from the V&A and the lovely Professor John Hume. If…