Backstage at the Citz!

Well, hello darlings! Fancy doing something completely different this year and beating the January blues? Why not book onto one of the Citizen’s Theatre backstage Tours! The tours run from January until June this year but remember, the building will be closing this year for the £19.4 million refurbishment and will not be open back up…

‘Mon Paisley’s Wummin

On Friday we shall be holding a wee get-together to discuss how we should celebrate Paisley’s Women as part of Paisley 2021. If you haven’t heard of the 2021 bid the main aim is to make Paisley the UK City of Culture in 2021 and it is part of a wider push to use the town’s…

SOLD OUT – HERstory Talk (Take Two)

  Street names, buildings, statues – they often celebrate men, while the historical representation of women in Glasgow has been somewhat lacking. So in this talk we’ll be dusting off the history books to give the achievements of Glasgow’s women the recognition they deserve. Shortly before the unveiling of the new statue in Govan on…

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…

Celebrating Scotland’s urban heritage

We were lucky enough to attend a bloody fantastic double lecture by the Scotland’s Urban Past and The Discovering the Clyde teams last week. Both projects are awe-inspiring RCHAMS (Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland) projects. Scotland’s Urban Past is a five-year nationwide project aimed at all communities within Scotland’s towns and cities,…

Glasgow’s Gilded Age: Conference No.1

Karen has already posted some snaps from the day (quite rightly from her bed), and said thank you to all involved, but after a nice long nap and scones with jam and clotted cream I am writing this more in-depth post about the Big Day. It all kicked off at 8am for the History Girls…

Glasgow’s Gilded Age: Glamour and Grit 1864-1914

On the 8th of May a conference with a difference, being organised in part by ourselves, the History Girls, for the Glasgow City Heritage Trust, will be held at Cottiers Theatre and Restaurant in Glasgow’s West End.  Our aims and intended outcomes, and more details about the conference are written below: ‘The Gilded Glasgow Project will…