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Cunning-folk as abortionists in nineteenth-century England

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Helen Rogers

perceptionsofpregnancy.com - The Perceptions of Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders, and to facilitate an international and interdisciplinary conversation on pregnancy and...

Call for Papers: Women's History in the Digital World 2015

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Rita Vanduinen

greenfield.blogs.brynmawr.edu - Women’s History in the Digital World 2015, the second conference of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education, will be held on the campus of Bryn Mawr College on ...

Wyoming celebrates 145 years of women voting | KOTATV.com Rapid City, Black Hills, So Dak. Gillette Sheridan KOTA Territory News

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Kit Reynolds

kotatv.com - History was made on this date 145 years ago, as Wyoming became the first state in the union to give women the right to vote. It was a lawmaker by the name of William Bright who drafted legislation ...

Women during the English Reformations: Renegotiating Gender and Religious ... - Google Boeken

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Hoccleve Society

books.google.be - Julie A. Chappell is Professor of English at Tarleton State University, USA. She is the editor/translator of The Prose Alexander of Robert Thornton: The Middle English Text with a Modern English Tr...

Julian - Everybody's Mystic by Tracy G Williams — Kickstarter

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Lesley Roberts

kickstarter.com - Julian of Norwich is a woman we know almost nothing about, yet she is revered all over the world – thanks largely to the two books she wrote about her visionary experiences. However, Julian is not ...

Be Part of Our 100 Year History - Preserve Women's Equality by Alice Paul, Founder - NWP — Kickstarter

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Law & Art

kickstarter.com - The leadership of the National Woman's Party (NWP) and its historic home, The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum (SBHM), is faced with an unanticipated project, the discovery of mold in the Archive and ...

Rose Schneiderman, labour union pioneer - Amazing Women In History

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HistoryWorks

amazingwomeninhistory.com - “The life of men and women is so cheap and property is so sacred. There are so many of us for one job it matters little if 140-odd are burned to death.” Rose Schneiderman Rose Schneiderman was a pr...

Can #DH Answer Our Questions? Looking Ahead to AHA 2015

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Monica L. Mercado

greenfield.blogs.brynmawr.edu - It's finals week at Bryn Mawr, which means that campus is getting quieter by the day. But for historians like me, the December break also requires getting ready for the American Historical Associat...

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

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Cornflake Purl

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...

Emily Carr: Canada’s answer to Frida Kahlo | Art and design

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Chick History

theguardian.com - The Canadian artist Emily Carr grew up on the fringes of the British empire. She was a girl, from a deeply conventional family, thousands of miles from the galleries and museums of Europe and the A...

ExecutedToday.com » 1942: Klava Nazarova, Hero of the Soviet Union

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executedtoday

executedtoday.com - On this date in 1942, Klava Nazarova and five other Soviet partisans were hanged by the Wehrmacht in and around Ostrov. Nazarova was a 21-year-old Komsomol member in the town of Ostrov when Nazi Ge...

Book Review: “The Life and Afterlife of Isabeau of Bavaria” by Tracy Adams

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Susan Abernethy

flhwnotesandreviews.com - This is in no way a conventional biography of this German princess who was the wife of the mentally unstable King Charles VI of France and mother of King Charles VII in the early fifteenth century....

The Remarkable Story of the MBTI®: How Two Unlikely Theorists Created the World’s Most Popular Personality Test

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Gendered Subjects

typefinder.com - Katharine and Isabel lived in an era when women were not encouraged to develop their minds, and a traditional career path for a woman was nearly out of the question. They were devoted wives and mot...

FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life

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Chick History

nybg.org - The New York Botanical Garden announces its major 2015 exhibition, FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life, focusing on the iconic artist's engagement with nature in her native country of Mexico. Opening on...

Daphne du Maurier, English writer - Amazing Women In History

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wendy grellman

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...

Madam C. J. Walker, self-made millionaire - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - “I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the busine...

Qiu Jin, Chinese feminist & revolutionary martyr - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Qiu Jin (1875–1907) was a Chinese writer & poet, a strong-willed feminist who is considered a national hero in China. Also called “Jianhu Nüxia” (Woman Knight of Mirror Lake”), she was executed aft...

History News Network | New-York Historical Society to Open Center for Women’s History

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InThePastLane

historynewsnetwork.org - The New-York Historical Society plans to establish a new Center for the Study of Women’s History, to be included within the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture, the society anno...

2015 National Women’s History Month Honorees

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NWHP

NWHP.org - Delilah L. Beasley (1867-1934) Historian and Newspaper Columnist “… we of today in beautiful California, study the history of the pioneer colored people, with their trials and discouragements; …and...

She Earned the First Chemistry Degree Awarded to a Woman (and Then Founded AAUW!) : AAUW: Empowering Women Since 1881

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Jimmy (Jim) Willis

aauw.org - Around AAUW, we have all seen the iconic image of a 24-year-old Marion Talbot standing proudly in her cap and gown, recently graduated from Boston University and ready to found the Association of C...

Helen M. Frankenthaler | Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame

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CTWomen'sHallofFame

cwhf.org - Long-time Darien, Conn., resident Helen Frankenthaler spent her life as a painter of contradictions. The daughter of New York State Supreme Court Justice Alfred Frankenthaler and his wife Martha Lo...

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 as easily understood as English was...

129th Annual Meeting (January 2-5, 2015): Can DH Answer Our Questions? Using Digital Humanities to Address the Concerns of Feminist Historians

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Monica L. Mercado

aha.confex.com - In previous decades, the canon of historical scholarship has been radically challenged. Movements in academe in the 1970s and 80s urged historians to consider the position of non-white and non-male...

Miss Florence Smith, factory manageress at Tate & Lyle - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Researching my book The Sugar Girls, about female workers at Tate & Lyle’s East End sugar and syrup factories in the years during and after the Second World War, I met many remarkable women, and he...

Stories — Prison Public Memory Project

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Prison Public Memory

prisonpublicmemory.org - Unable to attend our Story and Photo Share at the Hudson Area Library on November 18th in 2014, yet wanting to share her memories and photographs, Gloria Hollenbeck had an envelope delivered to the...

The History Bucket: "Goddesses of Mercy", Women of the Other Holocaust

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Marina Maxwell

thehistorybucket.blogspot.com - On 14 May, 1941, a fifty-four year old spinster turned on the kitchen gas in a house in Indianapolis and did away with herself. It wasn't the first time she had tried - a year earlier on her way ho...

Preserving Native American Places - Preservation Leadership Forum Blog

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NWHP

blog.preservationleadershipforum.org - Many historic places supported by the National Trust have strong associations with Native American communities, such as the Nantucket Sound or the Mount Taylor National Treasure in New Mexico.  And...

Rep. Tammy Duckworth pregnant; girl due in December

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Herstoryhistory

politics.suntimes.com - WASHINGTON —  Wounded Iraq war vet Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., a double amputee, is pregnant.  “My husband Bryan and I are thrilled to announce that we are expecting our first child later this ye...

National Women's History Museum: Sen. Tom Coburn tries to hold up money that would finally get it built.

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Herstoryhistory

slate.com - A national museum on women's history seems like it would be the sort of thing that everyone could get behind, until you consider how fraught so much of women's history actually is. The idea for the...

Harriet Tubman Statue | Maryland National Organization for Women

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Herstoryhistory

marylandnow.org - Initiated and coordinated by Maryland NOW, the Harriet Tubman Statue Project caused legislation to be passed in the 2012 session of the Maryland Legislature which will donate a statue of Harriet Tu...

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California Girl

kickstarter.com - The leadership of the National Woman's Party (NWP) and its historic home, The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum (SBHM), is faced with an unanticipated project, the discovery of mold in the Archive and ...

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