Women’s History in the Department of Economic and Social History. Rosalind Mitchison (1919-2002) and Leah Leneman (1944-1999).

It is Women’s History month and as part of genderED’s ongoing project Voices from the Early Days, which seeks to capture the stories of pioneers of women’s, gender and feminist studies at University of Edinburgh, Stana Nenadic reflects upon the work and legacies of two leading women social and economic historians Rosalind Mitchison and Leah Leneman.

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Women’s, Gender and Feminist Studies at Edinburgh: A Window On Journeys Undertaken

Radhika Govinda kicks off the Voices from the Early Days series with her post exploring the history and future of Women’s, Gender and Feminist studies (WGFS) at the University of Edinburgh. She provides an overview of the various journeys undertaken by feminist academics at the University of Edinburgh.

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The Problem We All Live With

What is the problem we all live with? Taking inspiration from Norman Rockwell’s ‘The Problem We All Live With’ – an image of Ruby Bridges, a young Black girl going to school following integration laws in the US, Negar writes about one’s belonging to a community and through recognising what we owe to each other, we can make change and resist violence.


Day Fifteen | Gender Violence in Conflict and Peace Processes: The Neglect of LGBT Security

.In the early 1990s, during the conflict in Northern Ireland, Prof Bell conducted some interviews with gay men and lesbian women, on police harassment for human rights research project (McVeigh, ‘Harassment – Its Part of Life Here’, 1992), which was to feed into police reforms as part of the eventual peace process. Her article illustrates the need for more awareness about the failure of peace processes and post-confllict environments to seriously addess LGBT security and peace for LGBT people. This is especially since in times of conflict, LGBT communities are often targeted in violent attacks in particular ways.

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Introducing the PeaceFem App

PeaceFem is a mobile phone app that illustrates women’s inclusion in peace processes around the world. PeaceFem provides information about strategies women’s rights advocates have used to influence peace agreements; information about the enabling and constraining factors that shaped the space for influence; and the gender provisions in the peace agreements that resulted and information …

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The Scottish Feminist Judgements Podcast – tackling the myth of neutrality

This is a guest post from Gabrielle Blackburn of the Scottish Feminist Judgements Podcast. The first episode of the Scottish Feminist Judgments Podcast launched on Thursday 20th of August, and new episodes come out every other Thursday, available on all the usual podcast streaming platforms. The podcast is based on the legal research project of the …

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The Global Staffroom: exploring COVID-19, social reproduction, and changing relationships to work

In April 2020, the University of Edinburgh Art Collection created a series of three commissions, inviting artists to reflect upon their personal experiences of COVID-19 and to respond to broader themes associated with the period of enforced physical distancing. Manual Labours have used the commission funds to further enhance an existing project, The Global Staffroom, and …

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