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The Aberdeen Women's Suffrage campaign. (2019)
Digital Artefact
PEDERSEN, S. 2019. The Aberdeen Women's Suffrage Campaign [online]. Available from: https://suffrageaberdeen.co.uk/

This is the official project website for the Aberdeen Women's Suffrage campaign. The aim of the website is to map locations in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire of suffragist and suffragette activity.

Caroline Phillips: Aberdeen suffragette and journalist. (2017)
Book
PEDERSEN, S. 2017. Caroline Phillips: Aberdeen suffragette and journalist. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Aberdeen Art Gallery holds a unique collection of correspondence that belonged to a woman journalist called Caroline Phillips. As honorary secretary of the Aberdeen branch of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), otherwise known as the Suffr... Read More

The Scottish suffragettes and the press. (2017)
Book
PEDERSEN, S. 2017. The Scottish suffragettes and the press. London: Palgrave Macmillan [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-53834-5_1

This work approaches the Scottish women's suffrage campaign from the point of view of the popular press. It investigates how the press engaged with the women's suffrage movement; how suffragettes were portrayed in newspapers; and how different groups... Read More

Suffragettes and the Scottish press during the First World War. (2017)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 2018. Suffragettes and the Scottish press during the First World War. Women's history review [online], 27(4), pages 534-550. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2017.1292620

This article analyses the coverage of the suffrage movement in Scottish newspapers during the First World War. Suspension of militant action and a re-focus on women's war work did not mean the complete disappearance of the suffrage campaign from news... Read More

Press response to women politicians: a comparative study of suffragettes and contemporary Scottish Parliament leaders. (2016)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 2018. Press response to women politicians: a comparative study of suffragettes and contemporary Scottish Parliament leaders. Journalism studies [online], 19(5), pages 709-725. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2016.1200953

Celebrity culture and the personalisation of both politics and the media in the last few decades has exacerbated the media's focus on the appearance of women politicians. However, this article argues that we can see a similar approach to women politi... Read More

Ladies 'doing their bit' for the war effort in the north-east of Scotland. (2015)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 2015. Ladies 'doing their bit' for the war effort in the north-east of Scotland. Women's history: the journal of the women's history network [online], 2(2), pages 16-20. Available from: http://womenshistorynet...ns-history-summer-2015/

My son's primary school class recently undertook a project on the First World War. One of the topics that the children could choose to study was 'Women in the War' and the usual subjects were included - nurses, VADs, munitionettes and the women's aux... Read More

What's in a name? The revealing use of noms de plume in women's correspondence to daily newspapers in Edwardian Scotland. (2004)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 2004. What's in a name? The revealing use of noms de plume in women's correspondence to daily newspapers in Edwardian Scotland. Media history [online], 10(3), pages 175-185. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/1368880042000311537

In August 1912, a female correspondent calling herself ‘Fair Play’ wrote to the Aberdeen Free Press to remonstrate at the militant methods used by the Women’s Social and Political Union (the WSPU). She explained that she had chosen to use a pen name... Read More

Within their sphere? Women's correspondence to Aberdeen daily newspapers, 1900-1918. (2004)
Thesis
PEDERSEN, S. 2004. Within their sphere? Women's correspondence to Aberdeen daily newspapers, 1900-1918. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research provides an insight into the motivations and agenda of women correspondents to Aberdeen local newspapers during the period 1900-18. This was achieved by undertaking a content analysis of all printed letters to the editor identified as b... Read More

The appearance of women's politics in the correspondence pages of Aberdeen newspapers, 1900-1914. (2002)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 2002. The appearance of women's politics in the correspondence pages of Aberdeen newspapers, 1900-1914. Women's history review [online], 11(4), pages 657-673. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09612020200200343

A newspapers ˜Letters to the Editor column represents its readership in an unique way and can provide a useful ˜thermometer with which to measure the extent of critical debate and discussion a particular issue generated in a locality. In this article... Read More

Within their sphere? Women correspondents to Aberdeen daily newspapers 1900-1914. (2002)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 2002. Within their sphere? Women correspondents to Aberdeen daily newspapers 1900-1914. Northern Scotland [online], 22(1), pages 159-166. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3366/nor.2002.0010

On 13 May 1911 Marian S Farquharson, of Haughton wrote a letter to the Aberdeen Free Press criticising Aberdeenshire council’s proposed restrictions on the speed of motorcars. As a car owner herself, Mrs Farquharson felt that ‘a motor going at 20 mil... Read More

A surfeit of socks? (2002)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 2002. A surfeit of socks? The impact of the First World War on women correspondents to daily newspapers. Journal of Scottish historical studies [online], 22(1), pages 50-72. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3366/jshs.2002.22.1.50

This article is based on such material and shows how the predominant subject matter for ladies’ letters during the war years was that of voluntary fundraising for the many charities and associations connected with the war. Such charities were often s... Read More