Heritage Festivities 2018

November was pretty bleak, but now praise the goddess it’s December and Christmas is here to save us. Now I’m an atheist but I love Christmas and I like to think I celebrate Yule in the good old-fashioned pagan way. So many of our modern traditions are rooted in pre-Christian pagan traditions, including putting up…

Shaking Up Scotland Event

Well hello there everyone! We are putting on a rather fabulous event as part of the rather fabulous From Her, To Her project by Terra Incognita. We are genuinely thrilled to be part of this project, and we would love you to come along to our Shaking Up Scotland event on November 14th, it should…

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.  

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…

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…

The People’s History Show: Belle Moore

What are you doing this Monday evening? Well, I’m here to tell you to cancel all your plans and tune in to STV at 8pm to catch us talking about the amazing Belle Moore, a teenage Olympian and an all-around taboo-busting Scottish swimming legend. Check out the teaser below. Expect a historic recreation (to confirm…

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…

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…

International Women’s Day Events – Cross Country

We have been struggling to keep up with all the wonderful International Women’s Day Events which will be taking place throughout March. So, we thought it would be best to pull together a list and share with everyone. Please note, we are not organising any of these events, so any questions should be sent to…

Guest Post – Jessie Stephen: Suffrage Pioneer

Anabel Marsh, aka The Glasgow Gallivanter, graduated in History almost 40 years ago, but didn’t give it much further thought until she retired a few years ago. She now volunteers as a women’s history tour guide with both Glasgow Women’s Library and Maryhill Burgh Halls and is enjoying discovering all the wonderful women who weren’t…

Citz Superstar – Mary Sweeney

Mary was born in Derry in 1923, the eldest of three children. At 17, at the outbreak of war, she travelled to Manchester alone where she worked as a nurse for the duration of the war. She was the only woman on a boat full of soldiers on the way over. The boat had to stop…

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…