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Diary of an Evacuee | Guernsey Evacuees Oral History

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VICTORIA SELINA

guernseyevacuees.wordpress.com - 25 September 1940 Mrs Robilliard called round today and told me about a shocking time she had experienced last Friday. On that day, she and her baby had just moved into a furnished room in a house ...

A Storyteller of the South : AAUW: Empowering Women Since 1881

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Sidney Zucker

aauw.org - Our list of AAUW Achievement Award Winners is composed of some of the most influential people in history, ranging from the first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State to the founder of pediatri...

Forgotten Illustrator: Dorothy P. Lathrop - 50 Watts

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John Coulthart

50watts.com - Dorothy Lathrop (1891–1980) is by far the best-known illustrator from my Forgotten Illustrators series, but the majority of her work remains buried. A few other fans have covered her life and work ...

English Historical Fiction Authors: World War II Evacuees

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Martha Bourke

englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com - by Gillian Mawson I have always had a passionate interest in social history, and during 2013 I collected stories from all over Britain for a new book on the experiences of Second World War evacuees...

Sharing Student Writings Across the Seven Sisters: History of Women’s Education Open Access Portal Project

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Heather Munro Presco

greenfield.blogs.brynmawr.edu - As we announced last week, we recently learned that our grant proposal to the National Endowment for the Humanities has been successfully funded. For interested and curious members of the community...

Why gender/women’s history needs to go digital

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Mehreen Kasana

historyinthecity.blogspot.com - In terms of projects that focus on gender history? Two!  The game Desperate Fishwives and an application, Fort Vancouver Mobile, that seeks to expand its offerings to cover gender.    The situation...

Sayyida al Hurra, Islamic pirate queen - Amazing Women In History

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SaintsSisters&Sluts

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Sayyida al Hurra was a 16th-century pirate queen. Though Islamic records of the time are strangely silent about her, she was a powerful force of the time and an equal ally of the famous pirate Barb...

» Blixen, Karen (Isak Dinesen) Postcolonial Studies @ Emory

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Elena Kosta

postcolonialstudies.emory.edu - Karen Blixen remains a complex figure in the writing and history of colonial Africa. Author, storyteller, and early colonizer, she helped to define Africa and its people for the many Europeans who ...

SMFS | Medieval Feminist Wikipedia Write-In (#medievalwiki)

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Julia Miglets

smfsweb.org - SMFS is sponsoring a Wikipedia Write In in Fetzer _1060___ that will be open during conference hours every day (see below). We will run short tutorials every hour. Dorothy Kim and Mary Suydam are s...

Dr Dorothy Price: The rebel doctor written out of our history

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HistoryWoman

irishexaminer.com - Dr Dorothy Price helped eradicate TB here, but her role as a medic to a West Cork flying column has been overlooked, writes Sharon Ní Chonchúir STORIES can be hidden within stories. This is what An...

About - National Women's History Museum - NWHM

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Chick History

nwhm.org - Updated: April 8, 2014 In light of a changed legislative strategy, which calls for the formation of a Congressional Commission to produce a feasible plan for a national women's history museum that ...

Keiko Fukuda, a Trailblazer in Judo, Dies at 99 - NYTimes.com

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A.Lizard

nytimes.com - In Japan, Ms. Fukuda had risen to become a fifth-degree black belt, or fifth dan, in the early ’50s. She was one of only a handful of women to achieve the rank, but her progress stopped there for t...

Alice Raftary, the "Mother of Rehabilitation Teaching," has died - JVIB

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Danine Spencer

afb.org - Alice Raftary—the "Mother of Rehabilitation Teaching" and one of the initial 32 inductees in to the Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field—died on March 30, 2014. She was born ...

Alexandra of Denmark, Queen of England ~ A guest post by Jayne Smith « The Freelance History Writer

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Susan Abernethy

thefreelancehistorywriter.com - Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and the son and heir of Queen Victoria was a notorious rake. His parents recognized this when he was very young and arranged a marriage in the hopes of keeping him fr...

How An Ohio Housewife Flew Around The World, Made History, And Was Then Forgotten

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Alpha Kitty

buzzfeed.com - Just before the coast disappeared into sea and sky, Jerrie Mock switched on her airplane’s long-range radio and found only silence. She tried again and again, leaning her ear to the speaker, and st...

#MustangWomen Wednesday: Twitter Q&A with the women behind the all-new Mustang

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Dann

connectford.com - In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re hosting a Twitter Q&A with two women who played key roles in developing the all-new Mustang and throughout the pony’s 50-year history. Vehicle Integration S...

Women's Museum of Ireland | Articles

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Rita Larkin

womensmuseumofireland.ie - Susan Mitchell (1866-1926) was born in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim in 1866, the fifth of seven children. After the death of her father, the family was split up amongst extended family members. ...

Telesilla

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Megan Kelly

projectcontinua.org - Telesilla of Argos (early 5th century BCE) was well known for her poetry and her bravery.[1] Several accounts tell the story of the Oracle counselling Telesilla to study the Muses to improve her he...

National Women's History Museum's President Responds

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Shequality Mag

newrepublic.com - Earlier this week in The New Republic, historian Sonya Michel sharply criticized the organization seeking to bruild a women's history museum in Washington. Michel lamented the disbanding of a panel...

Regina Ghazaryan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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HistoryWoman

en.wikipedia.org - Regina Tadevosi Ghazaryan (April 17, 1915, Yerevan — November 6, 1999, Yerevan) was an Armenian painter and public figure. She is also known as Yeghishe Charent's friend and benefactor, who saved m...

Women’s Rights NHP Issues Administrative History

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Monica L. Mercado

newyorkhistoryblog.org - Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY, has announced the release of its first ever administrative history. “All Men and Women are Created Equal”:  An Administrative History of...

What Was Home Economics? - Practice Apartments?

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Angela Jill Cooley

rmc.library.cornell.edu - In 1919, the first practice baby, named Dicky Domecon for "domestic economy," came to Cornell. Cornell secured infants through area orphanages and child welfare associations. Babies were nurtured b...

Alaska P. Davidson, the FBI’s first female Special Agent - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Alaska Packard Davidson (1868–1934) became the first female Special Agent in 1922, at the age of 54. She only served for two years before being asked to resign by newly-appointed Director J. Edgar ...

Carmen Rupe, drag performer, brothel keeper, and LGBT activist - Amazing Women In History

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Rethink Pink

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Carmen Rupe (1936–2011) or “Kiwi Carmen” was a vivacious performer, businesswoman and brothel keeper, and LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS activist. She was a cultural icon in the transgender community who...

Birthdays - The History Woman

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HistoryWoman

historywoman.weebly.com - 1st March Gladys Spellman, 1918 - American Congresswoman 2nd March Susanna Salter, 1860 - US Politician, Activist & 1st female mayor 3rd March Grace Lumpkin, 1891 - US Gorky Prize winning Author Ma...

Mark your calendar for Inez Milholland Festival 2014!

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Marguerite Kearns

letsrockthecradle.com - August 16-17, 2014. The dates for the Inez Milholland Festival 2014. Events in the Town of Lewis, NY (12950). Champlain Valley in the Adirondacks. The details of the two-day program are yet to be a...

Nuns Literacies - Medieval to Modern Registration, Glasgow - Eventbrite

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Hist of religiouswmn

eventbrite.co.uk - History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland (H-WRBI)  encourages research and make available material to facilitate research of women religious.  We are broad in scope and time period coverin...

Admiral “Amazing Grace” Hopper, pioneering computer programmer - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - United States Navy Admiral Grace Hopper (1906–1992) was one of the first programmers in the history of computers. Her belief that programming languages should be written to look like English and be...

Meet Turkey's Youngest Mayor, A 25-Year-Old Female Former Political Prisoner

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Wikipatia

huffingtonpost.com - LICE, Turkey -- Rezan Zugurli is soft-spoken and unassuming, but she radiates charisma. You would never peg her as a fighter. But a fighter she is. Born into a family of prominent Kurdish activists...

Will the United States be ready to celebrate its 2020 suffrage centennial in Seneca Falls, NY?

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SuffrageCentennials

suffragecentennials.com - Posted by admin on Apr 13, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments Clues to an answer to the above question may be found in the release of the first administrative wrap up of the history of the Women’s Rights Na...

Alexandra of Denmark, Queen of Great Britain ~ A guest post by Jayne Smith « The Freelance History Writer

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Susan Abernethy

thefreelancehistorywriter.com - Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and the son and heir of Queen Victoria was a notorious rake. His parents recognized this when he was very young and arranged a marriage in the hopes of keeping him fr...

AN INVITATION TO ROCK THE CRADLE!

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The Foremothers

suffragewagon.org - Posted by Marguerite Kearns on April 16, 2014 in 60-Second History Lesson | 0 comments What started out as a blogging tour of the U.S. women’s rights movement in September 2013 has developed into a...

Marguerite D’Youville, the First Canadian Saint - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - On December 9th, 1990 thousands of North Americans converged on St. Peter’s to celebrate the canonization of Marguerite d’Youville (1701–1771), the first Canadian-born saint. Born over 245 years ag...

Daphne du Maurier, English writer - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Daphne du Maurier was an English writer, most famous for her novel Rebecca. Other significant works include My Cousin Rachel, The Scapegoat, and The House on the Strand. Several of her stories have...

Rivka Haut, Dies at 71; Championed Rights of Orthodox Jewish Women - NYTimes.com

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Wikipatia

nytimes.com - Rivka Haut, a prominent champion of Orthodox Jewish women fighting for divorce in rabbinical courts and seeking to pray together as a group, died on March 30 in the Bronx. She was 71. The cause was...

Manas: History and Politics, Kasturba Gandhi

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Laura Mars

sscnet.ucla.edu - Mohandas and Kasturba remained married for sixty-two years, but it is one of the marriages about which we know very little, though Gandhi's own life has been recorded in excruciatingly minute detai...

Photo Liaison, Imogen Cunningham

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HistoryWoman

photoliaison.com - This signed print of the Agave is very unusual, in that Imogen signed the print on both the top and the bottom of the print.  It is easy to imagine that Imogen started to prepare to mount the print...

Corrie ten Boom

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MonroW

ushmm.org - For her efforts to hide Jews from arrest and deportation during the German occupation of the Netherlands, Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983) received recognition from the Yad Vashem Remembrance Authority ...

CFP: Digital Humanities and Social Change anthology

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Shane Landrum

hastac.org - I am currently gathering 100 word abstract proposals for an anthology of essays and project descriptions focusing on how digital humanities work has in the past or is currently supporting or promot...

Isabel Chapin Barrows – Londonderry News

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HistoryWoman

londonderrynh.net - She was born in 1845 in Irasburg, Vermont, as Katherine Isabel Hayes, the daughter of Dr. Henry and Anna Hayes. The family moved to Derry around the spring of 1856, when Dr. Hayes took over the pra...

Saint Rose names college's next president

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Monica L. Mercado

alloveralbany.com - The College of Saint Rose announced today that its next president will be Carolyn Stefanco, who's currently the vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Agnes Scott College in...

Agnes Scott College -

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Monica L. Mercado

agnesscott.edu - A scholar of women's history in the U.S. Civil War South and the nineteenth-century West, Carolyn J. Stefanco is a member of the first generation of professors trained in women's history and women'...

Helen Joseph | South African History Online

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Ginnette

sahistory.org.za - Died: 25 December 1992, Johannesburg, Gauteng (then Transvaal) In summary: Teacher, Social Worker and Political Activist. Helen Beatrice May Fennell was born in Sussex, England, in 1905. She grew u...

This Women’s History Month, Remembering the Women That History Books Forget

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Teresa Isaac

lwv.org - This post is part of “Celebrating Women: Past, Present & Future,” the League’s series honoring Women’s History Month. In honor of Women’s History Month, the League was a proud co-sponsor of the Nat...

Black History - The History Woman

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HistoryWoman

historywoman.weebly.com - Noor Inayat Khan was born in Russia on 2nd January 1914. Of Indian origin Khan moved to Europe before the outbreak of WW1. She joined the Women's Auxilliary Air Force in 1940 and became a Special O...

Female Priests in the Catholic Church

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Jennifer Lee

the-broad-side.com - Since Easter is upon us I thought I would talk with a priest about the roots of the springtime religious holiday of Easter. I grew up in a Catholic family and always wanted to discuss the roots of ...

“An Illegal Operation”: The Case of Theresa Solie, part 2

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Shane Landrum

historyapolis.com - Today’s guest blogger is Derek Waller, a senior from St. Olaf College who interned with the Historyapolis Project for his January term. A history major with a minor in gender studies, Waller explor...

“An Illegal Operation”: The Case of Theresa Solie

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Shane Landrum

historyapolis.com - Today’s guest blogger is Derek Waller, a senior from St. Olaf College who interned with the Historyapolis Project for his January term. A history major with a minor in gender studies, Waller explor...

Join the University of Chicago’s Women’s Theatre...

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Monica L. Mercado

uchicagolgbtqhistoryproject.tumblr.com - Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles: A LGBTQ History of the University of Chicago is a research project of the University of Chicago's Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality that documents the ex...

Queen Liliʻuokalani, first and last queen regnant of Hawaii - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Liliʻuokalani (1838–1917), born Lydia Liliʻu Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamakaʻeha, was the first female monarch of Hawaii to reign in her own right. Up until the 1890s, the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi was an in...

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