Ladies in the Lords: Chrystal Macmillan Lecture Oct 2014

On Thursday 30th October the Lord Speaker Baroness D’Souza will deliver the Chrystal Macmillan Lecture on the topic of Ladies in the Lords: Women’s Representation in Political Life.

house_of_lordsToday there are 189 women in the House but it is only since the 1958 Life Peerages Act that women (as well as those without an inherited title) were allowed to sit in the House of Lords.

We’ve put together just a short reading list of journal articles available online through the University Library that allow you to read about and around this particular topic. So if you are unable to attend the Lecture or just wish to find out a bit more then read on. Access only available to University of Edinburgh students and staff unless otherwise noted. Continue reading

Chrystal Macmillan Lecture: Professor Veena Das reading list

On Wednesday 18th June 2014 Professor Veena Das will deliver this year’s Chrystal Macmillan lecture.

Krieger-Eisenhower Professor at John Hopkins University and a founding member of the Institute of Socio-Economic Research in Development and Democracy, Professor Das is an established figure in Indian anthropology and her research interests also include feminist movements and gender studies, anthropology of violence, social suffering and subjectivity.

For the Chrystal Macmillan Lecture she will be speaking on the topic:

War and Intimate Violence: Reading the Ethnographic Record in the Light of the Mahabharata.

Professor Das has been published extensively and has worked as an editor on a number of publications. Using Resource Lists @ Edinburgh we’ve put together a Professor Veena Das reading list with just a small selection of books and articles authored or edited by Professor Das that University of Edinburgh staff and students can access through the University Library.

Professor Veena Das reading list

For more information on the 2014 Chrystal Macmillan lecture and how to book see:

Professor Veena Das to deliver 2014 Chrystal Macmillan lecture

For previous lectures see: Chrystal Macmillan lectures

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for Social and Political Science