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STICK Conference 2019

Call for Papers: 100 Years of Women in Engineering


The 2019 STICK conference will be held on the 6th November at Glasgow Women’s Library.

2019 marks the centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). The Society was founded to support women engineers who, although welcomed into the profession during World War One, were often told “not to get comfortable” and came under pressure at the end of the war to leave the workforce to release jobs for men returning from the forces. The Women’s Engineering Society sought to resist this pressure, but also to promote engineering as a rewarding job for women as well as men.

The STICK conference seeks to celebrate 100 years of WES and women in engineering. We are looking for speakers on this topic that will celebrate the successes of women in engineering both past and present, explore the challenges around telling these stories and engage in the debate.


We recognise the topic is very broad and would welcome a wide range of submissions. Proposals for papers might include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
  • The untold histories of women working in engineering and associated industries
  • How women took advantage of opportunities created by war and changing social norms to enter the engineering profession
  • Creating change and challenging practice in the interpretation and care of transport, engineering and industrial collections
  • Addressing past or present inequality in opportunity, pay or prospects of women in engineering and associated industries
The deadline for submissions is 28th June 2019. Further details about the call for papers is available on our website at https://stickssn.org/call-for-papers-100-years-of-women-in-engineering/

 

Docomomo Talk:

Roads & Records - Glasgow's Motorways

Evening talk in Edinburgh on 06 June 2019 about the Glasgow Motorway Archive

Glasgow has more miles of urban motorway than any other UK city, and it has many unique engineering and architectural features. To explore this heritage, Stuart Baird, a professionally qualified civil engineer, working within the Scottish highways sector, founded the Glasgow Motorway Archive, an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation of records relating to the planning and construction of the city’s motorways and major roads.

In an evening talk on Thursday, 06 June 2019 at 18:00, at the Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Stuart will introduce us to Glasgow's motorway system and the founding and development of the archive. Doors will open at 17:45. The venue has a reasonably priced bar, accepting cards and cash, at which you can purchase drinks before and after the talk. We will close the event at 19:30.

You can book tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/docomomo-scotland-8022666286 for the price of £6. Concessions at £ are available for Docomomo members and students and staff of the University of Edinburgh.

Docomomo Scotland

Scotland's national chapter of Docomomo International, the international committee for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the modern movement. We campaign for the documentation and conservation of Scotland’s 20th century architectural heritage. If you would like to learn more about Docomomo and their activities, please visit their website http://www.docomomoscotland.org.uk/.

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