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Women's History Scotland 2013 annual conference

Making, Working, Producing: Historical Perspectives on Women, Gender & Production
When May 03, 2013 10:00 AM to
May 05, 2013 06:00 PM
Where Orkney College UHI, Kirkwall
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Women’s History



2013 Annual Conference

Centre for Nordic Studies, UHI, Kirkwall, Orkney

3 - 5 May 2013


This year’s Women’s History Scotland annual conference will take place in Orkney and our theme explores the historical experience of women's relationship with unpaid and paid work.

The programme is full and varied, addressing issues relating to women’s work on the land, in relation to arts and crafts, knitting and lacemaking, as well as factory work and work in the fishing industry. The geographical spread ranges from close to home (Orkney) to the Nordic states and speakers are joining us from the Orkney, the rest of Scotland, England as well as international speakers from Canada and Scandinavia. The Sue Innes Memorial Lecture this year will be given by Elizabeth Ewan (Research Professor of Scottish History, University of Guelph, Canada) with the title ‘Producing Women in Pre-Modern Scotland’, followed by a civic reception.

Women’s History Scotland exists to promote research in and knowledge of women’s and gender history, both in Scotland and further afield. Our members are drawn from across Scotland, the UK and beyond the UK. Our annual conference brings together academics, postgraduates, community scholars and independent researchers as well as those who are interested in the history of women. We have held conferences the length and breadth of Scotland, from Shetland to Edinburgh, Dornoch to Dundee. This is our first time in Orkney and we are hoping that Orkney residents will come along to hear some interesting talks, to network with women’s historians and to find out more about Women’s History Scotland’s activities.

The conference programme and registration form can be downloaded below:


For more information please contact:

Lynn Abrams (convenor, Women’s History Scotland and Professor of Gender History, University of Glasgow)

Donna Heddle (Director, Centre of Nordic Studies, UHI)

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