Month: March 2016

Marital status and identity - time to decouple them??

Challenging marital status

Is it a dangerous idea? Undermining tradition? Threatening romantic love?

Joni Meenagh researches young people’s negotiation of their romantic and sexual relationships in the context of new media environments. Here, she challenges the notion of marital status as society’s most privileged category of interpersonal relationships. Continue reading
Anne Askew

Anne Askew: dangerous convictions

Poet Claire Askew has composed three powerful new works to her probable 16th century ancestor.

A scholar and a poet too, Anne was the first English woman to demand a divorce, and the only woman on record to be tortured in the Tower of London. Could the men of the rack force Anne to give up her dangerous secrets? Continue reading
Woman wearing niqab.

Dangerous to whom?

The Canadian Government may have thought niqab-wearing women dangerous. Audrey Macklin and Zunera Ishaq disagreed.

The first Dangerous Women Project post considers what it means to be a dangerous woman from several angles. It features two voices in the landmark 2015 court case between a young Muslim woman–Zunera Ishaq–and the Canadian Government. Continue reading
Year of Dangerous Women

A year of dangerous women begins…

The home of the Dangerous Women Project is the University of Edinburgh’s Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH). We promote creative and interdisciplinary thinking and acts as an incubator for new research. Put simply, IASH helps ideas grow. It was in this environment of civic engagement, creativity and world-class research, that the first seeds of the Dangerous Women Project were sown. Read on for the full Dangerous Women Project story… Continue reading
Contribute to the Dangerous Women Projectdiscussion.

Contribute your voice

Join the discussion

The Dangerous Women Project is gaining momentum, nourished by support from all over the world. We’ll publish answers from names already known, and from those you may never have come across before. We’ve now opened again for submissions, and invite you to contribute your own voice. Continue reading