Women’s History Weekly Digest


Essay Prize 2014 | Women's History Scotland

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Dalhousie History

womenshistoryscotland.org - The WHS 2014 Essay Prize will accept submissions until Friday the 19th of December 2014. Please see the following poster for details and particulars.

Puppy Water, Beauty’s Help

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Joanne Bailey

earlymodernmedicine.com - The beauty products of the early-modern woman were a little different to the ones we know today, and in fact, some of them had far more ‘dog’ in than should be socially acceptable. Eighteenth-centu...

Megetia’s jaw: a rare historical insight into hyperemesis gravidarum

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Candace Robb

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...

The JuntoCast, Ep. 13: Education in Early America « The Junto

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Marie Stango

earlyamericanists.com - We’re happy to bring you the thirteenth episode of “The JuntoCast.” In this month’s episode, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Mark Boonshoft discuss education in early America, including its role in...

Jane Byrne, Chicago's first female mayor, dies - CNN.com

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Christine Sitzes

cnn.com - (CNN) -- Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne -- the first and only woman to lead the city -- has died, the city's current mayor said Friday. Byrne ousted Michael Bilandic, the man who succeeded legenda...

Nana Asma'u: princess, poet, reformer of Muslim women's education - Amazing Women In History

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Edward H. Carpenter

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Nana Asma’u (1793-1863) was a princess, poet, and teacher, and is considered the precursor to modern feminism in Africa. She had such an impact of the education of women, that in Nigeria today, man...

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, self-taught scholar and poet of New Spain - Amazing Women In History

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B.L. McMillan

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Born in New Spain (now Mexico) in 1651, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a nun who wrote what is considered the first feminist manifesto. She was revered as a prodigy during her lifetime, and was one ...

Religion in American History: Crossings and Dwellings: Mundelein College and the Legacy of Catholic Women's Higher Education in Chicago

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Ciarán MacGonigal

usreligion.blogspot.com -  Monica Mercado Mundelein, the "Skyscraper College" (undated). Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago. Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to head back to Chicago for a long...

Why Bryn Mawr College is writing Wikipedia entries on women in STEM - Technical.ly Philly

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Bryn Mawr College

technical.ly - Julia Ward was a pioneering WWII cryptographer, inducted into the National Security Agency’s Cryptologic Hall of Honor in 2002. Bryn Mawr College, under the guise of its Albert M. Greenfield Digita...

Why Empress Matilda Was Called Lady of the English and Not Queen « The Freelance History Writer

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Samantha G.

thefreelancehistorywriter.com - Recently a friend asked the question why Empress Matilda was called “Lady of the English” and not Queen. After all, her cousin Stephen was called King! Like many questions of this type, there is a ...

Ella Baker, civil & human rights activist - Amazing Women In History

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Yeti Bibliotheque

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Ella Josephine Baker (1903–1986) was an African American civil rights and human rights activist whose career spanned over five decades. Ella worked with some of the most famous civil rights leaders...

Elizabeth Woodville, The White Queen - Amazing Women In History

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Bess Mullaney

amazingwomeninhistory.com - In the 1400s Britain was embroiled in a civil war known as the Cousins War, or the Wars of the Roses. Most people remember the Kings and the many battles… but behind the scenes Elizabeth Woodville ...

Lady Arbella Stuart « The Freelance History Writer

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Susan Abernethy

thefreelancehistorywriter.com - Since I’ve been studying Tudor history, I’ve never come across another historical figure with as remarkable a story as Arbella Stuart. She was a great granddaughter of Margaret Tudor through her pa...

Trieu Thi Trinh, the Vietnamese Joan of Arc - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - In the year 43, Vietnam came under the rule of the Chinese Han dynasty. This foreign domination was to last for hundreds of years, with the Chinese campaigning to “civilize” and assimilate the nati...

Clitoridectomies: Female Genital Mutilation c.1860-2014

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Jennifer Evans

notchesblog.com - Over the last year Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has received significant media attention in Britain. Leyla Hussein’s film The Cruel Cut aired on Channel 4 in November 2013, in March 2014 the fir...

Mary Anderson, inventor - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - You may have never heard of Mary Anderson, but you’ve probably used her invention thousands of times in your life! One frosty day in 1903, Mary Anderson (1866-1953), a native of Birmingham, Alabama...

Fanny Blankers-Koen, wife, mother, and four-time Olympic gold medalist - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Fanny Blankers-Koen (1918–2004) was a Dutch Olympic athlete known as the Flying Housewife. In the 1948 Olympics in London, the 30-year-old mother of two won four gold medals and set world records —...

Must-See Documentary: LaDonna Harris, a Native Ambassador for 50 Years - ICTMN.com

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TTU, Women's Studies

indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com - On Wednesday, November 12, LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 will screen at the KiMo Theater in Albuquerque, NM. The film chronicles the life of LaDonna Harris, the Comanche activist who has dedicated her...

The Dovie Horvitz Collection | The Gender and Women's Studies Collection

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Sarah Gentile

uwdc.library.wisc.edu - The Dovie Horvitz Collection consists of over 1,300 images and scanned texts representing objects and printed matter that reflect the lives of women from the mid 1800s through the mid 1900s. The it...

National Women's History Museum Makes Little Progress After 16 Years

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Denise Baer

huffingtonpost.com - WASHINGTON -- Sixteen years ago, a small band of women working on Capitol Hill launched a campaign to "Free the Sisters of the Crypt" and raised $85,000 in modest, private donations to move an unfi...

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

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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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