March 2022

Book Launch: “Dangerous Women: fifty reflections on women, power and identity”

Tuesday 8 March

Join us to celebrate the launch of Dangerous Women: Fifty reflections on women, power and identity (Unbound, 2022). Showcasing fifty wide-ranging perspectives on our social and political structures, our everyday lives, our attitudes, and our very identities, Dangerous Women questions what it means for a woman to be dangerous and who, or what, does she present a danger to.

The launch features editor Jo Shaw, along with contributors including Mab Jones, Sujana Crawford, Laura Waddell, Glynis Ridley, Rachel McCrum and more. Free tickets:

Dangerous Women - cropped image of book cover showing a black rose stem against an orange background

July 2021

Book Launch: “The Art of Being Dangerous: Exploring Women and Danger Through Creative Expression”

The launch of our latest book, The Art of Being Dangerous: Exploring Women and Danger Through Creative Expression (Leuven University Press, 2021). Showcasing an array of contemporary art that highlights the breadth of talent among today’s female artists, The Art of Being Dangerous offers many images of women Рsome humorous, some challenging, some well-known, some forgotten, but all unique.

The online launch featured Prof. Jo Shaw in conversation with Margie Orford, readings by Heather Pearson, Elaine Gallagher, Nkateko Masinga and Kate Feld, and a presentation by Heshani Sothiraj Eddleston.

April 2017

Questions Inside and Outside the Academy: Dangerous Women?
Friday 7 April
This event took place as part of the annual European Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centres (ECHIC) conference. It considered the Dangerous Women Project as an example of universities ‘doing’ public humanities.

March 2017

Closing Event: A Year of Dangerous Women
International Women’s Day – Wednesday 8 March
We enjoyed an evening of dangerous women poetry, comedy and politics as we celebrated the end of the project.

November 2016

SOLD OUT – Book Week Scotland
Keeping the Door Open: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Dangerous Women

August 2016

Dangerous Women Project Reception at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

May 2016

Thursday 12 May

We were delighted to announce Shami Chakrabarti (Human rights campaigner and author of ‘On Liberty’) presented the 2016 Ruth Adler Lecture in Human Rights: ‘Human Rights and Dangerous Women’
Held in Association with the Global Justice Academy

Watch the lecture here.

April 2016


9-16 April
Edinburgh Spy Week inspired Dangerous Women Project posts looking at the history of secret services, women in spy fiction and more.

March 2016

Monday 7 March
– The Dangerous Women Project launched on International Women’s Day Eve at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.

Friday 11 March
SOLD OUT – The IASH / Scottish PEN International Women’s Day Symposium took place at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.