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…

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…

Websters Theatre & Bistro

Nestled in the heart of Great Western Road sits a church. Many people walk past it, not noticing the hive of activity slowly breathing new life into the building. The building in question is Landsdowne Parish Church which was designed by Glaswegian architect John Honeyman in 1863, but now it has been lovingly transformed into the…

GSA Degree Show 2016

  Last week both Rachael and myself were lucky enough to be invited along to the Glasgow School of Art Degree Show 2016. Although we very much enjoyed partaking in the free booze, we both managed to take some great photographs of the work displayed at the Reid Building and the fantastic fashion show. For…

Spring Lowdown: What to do now it isn’t so cold

Spring has well and truly sprung!  There are daffodils everywhere I look, and it has even been vaguely mild.  I have taken the serious step of putting away all my thickest winter jumpers and replaced them with my lighter knitwear.  Knitwear is still necessary, because I live in Scotland, and I’m a realist.  So, you’re…

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,…

Part 1: Looking for Alf – Cadder Parish Church & Stamperland Church

As many of our followers may be aware, Rachael and myself are currently researching Mr. Alf Alexander Webster (1883-1915) stained glass artist and all round superstar. Part of looking for Alf’s work obviously includes stoating about churches and other fabby buildings. One of these fab buildings is Cadder Parish Church, which has a feast of…

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…