The Dangerous Women Project – Call for Contributions

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh invites submissions from students and researchers reflecting on the question: ‘what does it mean to be a dangerous woman?’

Responses will be published on the Dangerous Women Project website, linking International Women’s Day 2016 with International Women’s Day 2017. Each daily post should explore, examine or critique the ‘dangerous women’ theme. We invite creative responses, reflections, and research-led posts by or about women of diverse backgrounds and identities. Research-based submissions are curated under a special category accessible at With posts attracting over 2,000 readers per week (and growing), this is a great opportunity for public engagement and to disseminate your work to a wider audience.

Submissions process:
We are open to a variety of formats and media (essay, story, memoir, poetry, comic, info-graphic, video, image with accompanying text, etc), and welcome text contributions of up to 2,000 words. Research-based submissions must be written in a style and tone that is accessible and engaging to a public audience. All authors must submit a short bio of up to 100 words, and, where possible (though not essential), a photo/image to accompany a submission. All submissions will be reviewed for suitability and relevance by the Dangerous Women Project team, including the IASH Director and staff, with guidance from a wider Consultation Group from across The University of Edinburgh. Submissions should be sent to:

Next closing date for submitting contributions:
30 April, 2016.

We aim to respond with an outcome within one month of the close of each submissions period.
More information on the project is available at our website: