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Questions Inside and Outside the Academy: Dangerous Women?

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Questions Inside and Outside the Academy: Dangerous Women?

One strand of IASH Edinburgh’s mission is to be a place in the University where the ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ meet. In 2016, the Institute launched a major digital initiative aimed towards that goal—The Dangerous Women Project. The idea that women are dangerous individually or collectively permeates many historical periods, cultures and areas of contemporary life (despite, and in some instances in response to, explicitly feminist movements). We therefore asked “what does it mean to be a dangerous woman?” and curated 365 responses from a broad range of academic and creative perspectives, publishing them on a specially designed website. This session will explore the Project’s successes online and offline; the practicalities of developing a project of this type; and the potential for such initiatives as ways of ‘doing’ public humanities.

There will be plenty of time for questions.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Patricia Erskine, Head of Stakeholder Relations and Policy Officer for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science (University of Edinburgh)

  • Professor Penny Fielding, Grierson Professor of English Literature (University of Edinburgh)

  • Dr Peta Freestone - IASH Administrative Manager and Dangerous Women Project Manager (University of Edinburgh)

  • Lorna Hill, doctoral candidate (University of Stirling) and doctoral artist in residence (Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities)

  • Professor Lesley McAra, Chair of Penology and Assistant Principal Community Relations (University of Edinburgh)

Attendees to this session, which will finish at 12:45, will be invited to stay for the ECHIC conference's farewell lunch, finishing at 14:00.

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