About our Project

Today, just over half of the undergraduate History students at St Andrews identify as female. So do 45% of our academic research and teaching staff. Even so, we know that there are significant gender inequalities and imbalances in the School. We decided to turn our historical skills to an investigation of the history of women’s participation in, and experiences of, the study of History at St Andrews. This site reports our findings. This is a work in progress, and if you have information, ideas or contacts that might be relevant, please get in touch with us.

Our project aims to seek out the women who studied, researched and taught History at St Andrews, at any point in time.

Do browse our site, and get in touch if you can tell us more about our women historians! You may find some of this background reading useful:

The banner image of students of University Hall, 1902, was photographed by Thomas Rodger. Courtesy of University of St Andrews Library.