STICK 2019 Conference Summary

STICK Conference 2019 Summary: 100 Years of Women in Engineering” STICK held its 2019 conference at the Glasgow Women’s Library on November 6th. We welcomed a host of superb speakers and colleagues from heritage, culture, engineering and research backgrounds, as well as interested individuals. 2019 marked the centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). The Society was founded to support women engineers who, although welcomed into the profession during World War One, were often told “not to get comfortable” and came under pressure at the end of the war to leave the workforce to release jobs for men returning from
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Call for Papers: Art & Industry

Call for Papers: Art & Industry The Scottish Transport and Industrial Collections Knowledge Network (STICK) invites proposals for talks (around 30 minutes long) at our annual conference on Wednesday 21st October 2020, to be hosted and streamed online. Industry can be the subject of art for a plethora of reasons: to document a process, to advertise or celebrate new manufacturing methods, to agitate for social change, or perhaps to find beauty in less-obvious and more satisfying places. The relationship between the two has been subject to fluctuating fashions but is currently in the public view as artists, museums and galleries seek to
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Call for papers: 100 years of women in engineering

Call for papers: 100 Years of Women in Engineering The Scottish Transport and Industrial Collections Knowledge Network (STICK) invites proposals for talks (around 30 minutes long) at our annual conference on 6th November 2019 at Glasgow Women’s Library. 2019 marks the centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). The Society was founded to support women engineers who, although welcomed into the profession during World War One, were often told “not to get comfortable” and came under pressure at the end of the war to leave the workforce to release jobs for men returning from the forces. The Women’s Engineering Society
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STICK AGM 2019 and “Watt a Great Idea! 250 years of ethically curating, interpreting and working Watt engines”

Watt a Great Idea! 250 years of ethically curating, interpreting and working Watt engines, and the STICK Annual General Meeting Thursday 25th April 2019 | 10am-3pm | £25 | Engine Shed, Stirling Book now! The Watt steam engine has been one of the most influential inventions in modern British history. Whilst working at the University of Glasgow, James Watt worked on improving the Newcomen engine. He came up with the idea of the separate condenser, which was patented on 25th April 1769. His invention would revolutionise Britain’s industry, architecture, society, and economy. Join the Scottish Transport and Industrial Collections Knowledge
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STICK Conference 2018

STICK Conference 2018 The 2018 conference was held at the Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine on Friday 26th October on the subject of ‘Old Heritage, New Uses’. Speakers included: Matthew Bellhouse Moran (Assistant Curator, Scottish Maritime Museum) – Location, Location, Location: Re-use of the Linthouse Building Jim Mitchell (Industrial Heritage Consulting) –  “Maid to sail” bringing a 65 year old paddle steamer back to life Anita Quye Senior Lecturer (Conservation Science) Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History – Materialising new thinking about modern material artefacts, their technical context and ageing Mark Watson (Historic Environment Scotland) – The best is yet
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Obituary: Dr Jim Arnold

In March 2019, STICK learned of the death of Jim Arnold, who will be forever associated with New Lanark. STICK committee member Mark Watson (Historic Environment Scotland) has prepared an obituary with a contribution by Jim Mitchell, Industrial Heritage Consulting Ltd. It can be read here.  
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