Placements and Volunteers Blog

A month of specials and travels

In this blog post, our intern Jeanette reminisces about what volunteering at GWL held for her in the month of May. Be prepared for travels, books and fun at handcrafting.

Women, Fear and Fairy Tails: A Review of Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Stories crafted from or inspired by fairy tales have been my favourites since I was a child, when they would fill me with wonder and excitement. These days, when I hear about a book of newly crafted fairy tales in adult form, much of the same feeling still remains. There’s something about the whimsy, the […]

The End of the E.W.L.N.; April ’96

For the past few months I’ve been carrying out a research placement in the GWL archives as part of my Gender Studies Masters at the University of Stirling. As my project working with the Edinburgh Women’s Liberation Movement Newsletters comes to an end, it feels appropriate to spend this last blog post looking at the […]

Approaching an Archive

Approaching an Archive – Part Five; Timeline of the Scottish Abortion Campaign from 1990-2018 Welcome to the final instalment of Approaching an Archive –  a series of blog posts that document my journey as a first time researcher exploring the Scottish Abortion Campaign’s (SAC) archive material held by Glasgow Women’s Library. The full timeline will […]

Approaching an Archive

Approaching an Archive – Part Four; Campaign Memorabilia Welcome back to Approaching an Archive –  a series of blog posts that document my journey as a first time researcher exploring the Scottish Abortion Campaign’s (SAC) archive material held by Glasgow Women’s Library. For this blog I wanted to take a break from delving into reports […]

Responses to the Chernobyl Disaster; 26 April 1986

As part of my Gender Studies Masters degree at the University of Stirling, I’ve been given the opportunity to carry out a research placement within the GWL archives, examining the Edinburgh Women’s Liberation Newsletters. As my project continues, one of the most fascinating aspects has been looking at the way Edinburgh feminists used the newsletter […]

Approaching an Archive

Approaching an Archive – Part Three; Dr Elizabeth Rose and the Necessity of Education Welcome back to Approaching an Archive –  a series of blog posts that document my journey as a first time researcher exploring the Scottish Abortion Campaign’s (SAC) archive material held by Glasgow Women’s Library. After making my way through most of […]

Approaching an Archive

Approaching an Archive – Part Two; Cardinal Thomas Winning and the Pro-Life Initiative Welcome back to Approaching an Archive –  a series of blog posts that document my journey as a first time researcher exploring the Scottish Abortion Campaign’s (SAC) archive material held by Glasgow Women’s Library. The original purpose of this entry was to […]

It’s all about Politics

The Scottish Abortion Campaign (SAC) has been engaged with many pro-choice campaigns, as they have been systematically working for equal access to contraception and abortion across Scotland, while commenting on all actions directed against women’s rights worldwide. For a long time, the SAC did not received any support from the political scene. In 1992, however, one party introduced a new programme that included equal access to abortion.

A warm hello from our new intern

We are happy to welcome our new international volunteer, Jeanette. In this blog post, she will present herself and recount her first two weeks at GWL.