Today we are proud to announce the launch of our crowdfunding campaign for our brand new book Dangerous Women. This is the next stage in the legacy of the Dangerous Women Project (2016-2017) in which we asked 365 women ‘what it means to be a dangerous woman’.
Over the past year, we have chosen fifty of our favourite pieces, and have brought them together into a manuscript, launching today with publishers at Unbound. We have biographies, cartoons, poems, short stories, essays and more by some of the most exciting female voices from around the world. The book contains an array of academics from the University of Edinburgh, as well as a variety of IASH alumnae. These include Dr Amy Blakeway, who was at IASH from January-April 2018, Professor Glenda Norquay, with us in 2000, and then again in 2016, Professor Glynis Ridley (1998-99), Dr Chisomo Kalinga (2014-15) and Dr Papia Sengupta (2016). We also have writing from Dr Veronique Desnain from the School of Literature, Languages and Culture, Liz Campbell, former researcher for the School of Law, and Melissa Highton, the university’s Director of Digital Learning, Teaching and Web. In addition to them, we have welcomed poets, playwrights, academics, journalists, historians, artists, performers and opinion-formers, and indeed anyone with an angle on the theme, to reflect on the danger of females.
We need your help to make Dangerous Women a reality. The book will be entirely funded by pledges, for which we are relying on the friends and alumni of IASH. With your pledges, this vital and fascinating collection will exist. The fifty selections have been revised and updated, and details of almost 350 more pieces from the project are included in the book.
Please find the link to the book here: https://unbound.com/books/dangerous-women/
And follow our progress on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DangerousWomen_
Please get in contact if you want any more information.