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

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…

Harmony of Rhythm – Margaret Morris

Margaret Morris was a British dancer, choreographer, author, designer and teacher. She was one of the first people to advocate the Isadora Duncan Technique within the UK. This allowed the audience to clearly see the technique of the dance, so the style and technique became all encompassing. Although born in London, her influence was felt…

Guest Post: Violet Mary Craig Roberton (1888-1954)

Hope you’re all having a good January so far, if not never fear, there are eleven more months to make it up. Today we are chuffed to present another lovely Guest Post, this time about a personal history rediscovered by an intrepid researcher, take it away Clare. Clare Thomson is a librarian in Special collections…

Dr Elsie Inglis & the Scottish Women’s Hospitals Movement

On behalf of WW100 Scotland, we have been asked to share this short video marking 100 years on from the death and the funeral of a remarkable, inspiring, and astoundingly determined woman, Dr Elsie Inglis. After being told by the War Office ‘my good lady go home and sit still’ as women doctors and surgeons…

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…

‘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** MORE TICKETS!! HERstory Talk (Take Two)

Ok, we are DELIGHTED to announce that we have more tickets available for sale for our HERstory event on Nov 15th 2017. The Lord Provost of Glasgow, Eva Bolander, heard of our search for a venue and contacted the Trust personally to offer us space in the City Chambers! Absolutely amazing! We are so grateful for…

Building Scotland – Margaret Brodie

The Architect, Margaret Brodie, has much to be recognised for and it is only over the last ten years her achievements are being discussed in a similar manner to her male counterparts. Born in 1907 in Largs, she was one of three daughters of John and Jane Brodie. Her father was a civil engineer with…

Winnie Drinkwater: Action Hero

Winifred Joyce “Winnie” Drinkwater (11 April 1913 – 6 October 1996) from Cardonald was an exceptional Scot, and in my view, something of an action hero, as she was the first woman in the world to hold a commercial pilots license. Drinkwater joined the Scottish Flying Club near Renfrew in June 1930 when she was just 17, and amazingly she…

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…