Alice Glaze is Women's History Scotland Essay Prize Winner
Our own Alice Glaze has won the Women's History Scotland Leah Leneman Essay Prize 2014 for her essay: "Women and Kirk Discipline: Prosecution, Negotiation and the Limits of Control." This prize is very prestigious and embellishes the Department's role as a preeminent site for Scottish Studies worldwide!
Alice is a third-year PhD candidate studying women's social and economic networks in seventeenth-century Scotland. Her work uses digital humanities tools such as mapping and network visualization to understand women's ties of kinship, trade and support in the town of Canongate, now part of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Her winning essay explores the ambiguous and often contradictory relationship between the Canongate kirk session (local church court) and its female parishioners.
Congratulations from all of us! For more on the prize visit Women's History Scotland