Women in the Landscape

Women in the Landscape Treetops on a Sunny Day
(Image Credit: Rebecca Jones)

Where you are, where you’ve been, where you grew up . . . how has it shaped who you are? How have you shaped the places you’ve been, where you’ve lived and passed through?

Seeking out and sharing women’s words, inspired and borne out of both rural and urban landscapes across Scotland and beyond, the Glasgow Women’s Library Women in the Landscape project aims to reveal, to celebrate and to preserve women’s stories, experiences and environmental heritage.

We’ve called on women from all backgrounds and intersections of identity throughout Scotland to help us illuminate both women’s lives as they were in the past and as they live them today. Together, we have thought about how we experience our surroundings and environments, and our historical and contemporary contributions to them.

The first phase of this project is now complete. In it, we ran workshops, gathered oral histories and, with the help of women around Scotland and GWL interns and volunteers, compiled a list of resources which you can find below. The list is a real treasure trove – a guide to the very best poetry, fiction, non-fiction and video/film from women about our historical and contemporary relationship with the landscape. You can hear more about the resource and discover some of our recommendations in this blog.

Women in the Landscape Resource List

Women in the Landscape Spines of Ecofeminism and Nature Books in the GWL Collection
Women in the Landscape Spines of Ecofeminism and Nature Books in the GWL Collection. Credit: Rebecca Jones