Placements and Volunteers Blog

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.

Ephemera and the Archive – Bringing Women Into Focus

My name is Rhia, and I’m currently working on my master’s degree in Gender Studies at Stirling University, and diving into the archives here at Glasgow Women’s Library. As part of a project with Glasgow Women’s Library, I’m investigating the ways ephemeral items are considered in the archives. In this final blog, I want to […]

The French Revolution and Section 28

The archive at Glasgow Women’s Library holds almost the complete run of the Edinburgh Women’s Liberation Newsletter, and I am continuing to study the newsletters as part of the Research Placement section of my Gender Studies Masters at the University of Stirling. Although the newsletters are broadly similar in format over the two-decade course of […]

Catherine Morrison: A Woman’s Record of the Second World War and Beyond

My name is Rhia, and I’m currently working on my master’s degree in Gender Studies at Stirling University, and diving into the archives here at Glasgow Women’s Library. As part of a project with Glasgow Women’s Library, I’m investigating the ways ephemeral items are considered in the archives. This time I want to take a […]

Our volunteers and staff recommend…

Our most recent Book Picnic took place on Friday 20th and as usual was filled with exciting new recommendations.

Thank you.

Pauline reflects on a 6 month long Erasmus funded internship with Glasgow Women’s Library.