We will shortly be updating the website, WISH (Women in scottish history)with a new look and new features. New entries have not been added during the construction period, but we plan to begin entering new bibliographical items by September.
I am in the process of updating the WISH (Women in Scottish History) website http://www.womeninscottishhistory.org to make it more searchable. No new entries have been added for the past few months in order to allow for the changes. I hope to get back to adding new entries early in the new year.
The National Library of Wales has made available many digitised images from its medieval manuscripts in collaboration with Wikipedia UK. In the Vaux Pasionale (c.1503) there is an image which may be of the young Margaret, Mary and Henry Tudor, mourning their mother’s death, shortly before Margaret left for Scotland to marry James IV. […]
I will be adding material and posts to the blog shortly. Still learning my way around!
The University Library has redone the digitized version of Women in Scotland c.1150-c.1750 which I co-edited with Maureen Meilkle in 1999. It is now freely available online. You can click on each chapter (although it may not look like you can, as the titles are not highlighted) I hope this may be of use to […]
This image shows the killing of Alexander Cant by his mother-in-law Alison Rough in 1535. His wife Katherine Mayne was also convicted of the killing.
I am in the process of adding names of women to the subject browse on Women in Scottish History. http://www.womeninscottishhistory.org This may take me a while!
A new series on the History of Scottish Literature includes material on women writers. This episode includes Isabella Countess of Argyll and a rather unusual poem, read by me (!) around minutes 8-9 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04kjmvn
we had a great Scottish Studies Colloquium on Saturday 4 October. Professor Michael Lynch gave an excellent illustrated talk on his new book Painting the Town (shortlisted for the Saltire Book Prize the same day!). Many other interesting talks, including one on the local panel created for the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry, featuring John Galt.
Gave a presentation about a late-sixteenth century case in Glasgow to a room full of many people from Glasgow – hope I got my facts about the town right! Even managed to find an image of The Godfather horsehead prop for this one …