On the 3rd of February, one of our team members took part in the workshop ‘Gender, Empire, Expansion – Imperial Legitimacy and Gendered Conduct since the Eighteenth Century,’ organised by the Freie Universität Berlin as part of the SCRIPTS cluster of excellence. PhD candidate Kirsty Campbell presented her initial analysis of the first stage of her PhD research in the presentation: ‘Memoirs as Social Mirrors: German Women’s Roles in Shaping Gender and Race Hierarchies in German South-West Africa, 1884-1915’ within the panel titled ‘Perpetrators and Resistance Fighters: Women's Role in Colonialism.’ She gained valuable feedback that she hopes to integrate into her future research. Despite the workshop taking place online, the engaged participants and varied presentation topics provided an insight into the manifold sites of research taking place in this intersectional academic field.