Congratulations to Dr Charlie Peevers, who has been awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh Personal Research Fellowship. This project, entitled Scotland’s long Cold War (1945-1999): nuclear weapons and women’s activism on a global front line’, will investigate how women in Scotland influenced international laws regulating nuclear weapons, and reshaped UK nuclear policy during the Cold War.

Dr Peevers comments: “I am really encouraged that the RSE is supporting this project at what is such a critical time for reflecting on Scotland’s contribution to global disarmament efforts.  Accounting for the central role of women’s led activism in resisting militarism is badly needed. This project highlights how legal strategies on the ground in Scotland have reshaped the international disarmament agenda and manifested an alternative vision of what a lasting peace could look like.”