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Women in warfare

Women’s diverse role in warfare is to be explored during a series of events hosted by the University.

Women in Warfare: From Troy to the Trenches will see three days of exhibitions, lectures and discussions all examining women’s impact in conflicts, spanning hundreds of years and numerous countries.

The varied programme includes lectures focussing on women’s role in Ancient Greece, talks on nursing in the Crimean War and discussions on Soviet women during World War Two

Conference details

Women in Warfare: From Troy to the Trenches takes place on12-14 June. Tickets are still available.

Full programme and booking details

Parliamentary debate

The three-day event concludes with a debate in the Scottish Parliament.

The debate will see an international panel discuss the impact of women’s leadership in global conflicts.

The panel consists of military members, a human rights specialist, a war correspondent and a humanitarian aid specialist.

This has been led by the University’s Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict in collaboration with Drexel College of Medicine’s Institute of Women’s Health and Leadership, Philadelphia.

The event is sponsored by Malcolm Chisholm MSP Edinburgh North and Leith.

Mr Chisholm will introduce the debate.

Representatives from the United States Consulate-General will also be in attendance.

The Impact of Women’s Leadership in Global Conflicts

The debate is free and open to the public.

Friday 14 June 2013, 4.00pm

Friday 14 June 2013, 6.00pm

Scottish Parliament Building, Horse Wynd, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH99 1SP

Directions to the Scottish Parliament Building

Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite

Commemorative exhibition

A specially commissioned exhibition on women in medicine, nursing and warfare will also take place for a week starting 10 June.

The exhibition will be held in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.