Hunter_KatieKatie Hunter teaches History at St Thomas of Aquin’s High School, Edinburgh.  She is also the Schools Co-ordinator for ‘Previously…Scotland’s History Festival’, for which she created a university conference for pupils, run in association with The University of Edinburgh.  This event  is now in its 3rd year and allows academics to share their latest research on topics tailored to the pupil’s examination needs. It also aims to connect pupils with museum and archive resources, as well as encouraging them to consider studying History at university level.  Katie is an active member of the DRB Scottish Women’s History Group, part of the Adult Learning Project which runs courses in women’s studies, politics, culture and community, literacies, the arts and community development. It is self-directed by its members with learning methods influenced by the work of Paulo Freire. Katie won a UK Heritage Lottery Grant for the DRBs, which funded a year’s project on the antislavery and women’s suffrage activities of Quaker women in nineteenth century Edinburgh. The project culminated in an exhibition at the Museum of Edinburgh in 2013. In connection, Katie presented at ‘Women’s Histories: the Local and the Global’, 2013 (The annual conference of the International Federation for Research in Women’s History).  And more recently at the Thomas Muir Symposium 2014 (Thomas Muir ‘Father of Scottish Democracy’ Society). Katie is due to present at the Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage conference in Liverpool, July 2015,organised by the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham and the Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy, University of Illinois.  Katie is a Transatlantic Teacher Scholar, 2011 and currently writes schools history revision content for the BBC.