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WHAI Conference 2015 | Women's History Association of Ireland

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womenshistoryassociation.com - The 2015 Women’s History Association of Ireland Conference on the theme of Irish women in the First World War Era will take place on April 10-11, 2015. Use the events tab above to navigate to the d...

Write Women Back In To History Wikipedia virtual editathon March 2015

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historyinthecity.blogspot.com - in 2014, I organized a virtual wikipedia editathon for participants who couldn't get to an in-person one!  This year I'm doing it again, the week of March 9, although I'm delighted to say we will b...

Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of Kevlar - Amazing Women In History

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amazingwomeninhistory.com - “To invent, I draw upon my knowledge, intuition, creativity, experience, common sense, perseverance, flexibility, and hard work.” Stephanie Kwolek is the chemist who invented Kevlar in 1965. She st...

Marisa Tomei to Play Gloria Steinem in 'Ms.' HBO Miniseries

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thewrap.com - Steinem will serve as a consultant on the project, which George Clooney and Grant Heslov are involved with Oscar winner Marisa Tomei is set to play social and political activist Gloria Steinem in “...

ExecutedToday.com » 1136: Gwenllian, the Welsh warrior woman

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executedtoday.com - On an uncertain date perhaps around February 1136, the Welsh princess Gwenllian (or Gwenlhian, or Gwenliana) lost a battle to a Norman lord, who had her summarily beheaded. This execution occurred ...

Henrietta Lacks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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en.wikipedia.org - Henrietta Lacks (August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951)[2] (sometimes erroneously called Henrietta Lakes, Helen Lane or Helen Larson) was an African-American woman who was the unwitting source of cells ...

Women's History Month: 6 Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers

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edutopia.org - March is Women's History Month, and International Women's Day, March 8, is also a part of the celebration each year. For educators and students, the month provides a wonderful opportunity to dig de...

‘Four Decades of Change': Panel Honoring Prof. Ackelsberg Offers Window on Smith History - Smith College Grécourt Gate

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smith.edu - When Martha Ackelsberg began teaching at Smith in the mid-1970s, the college had not yet had a woman president, women were scarce on the faculty and there was no major or program in women’s studies...

Las Hermanas Conference

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uiw.edu - Please click on the link below to register for the symposium.  Your registration will be confirmed by email as soon as it is processed, generally within 24-48 hours.   Your badge and copy of the pr...

Timeline: Women Dentists | University of Michigan School of Dentistry

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dent.umich.edu - Take a glimpse at the substantial way women impacted the practice of dentistry. Click the images to view larger, click names to read more about each dentist. You can also view an interactive versio...

University of Chicago Alumni Club of Philadelphia - She's Beautiful When She's Angry: Film Screening and Discussion

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uchicagophiladelphia.org - Heather Booth has been an organizer since the civil rights and women's movements of the 1960s. As a student at the University of Chicago, she joined the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Project, campaignin...

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

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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...

Book Review: “Cecily Neville: Mother of Kings” by Amy License

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Samantha G.

flhwnotesandreviews.com - Just being truthfully honest, I avoid the War of the Roses like it was the plague! It’s my least favorite era of English history. Enormous egos, unlikeable characters, convoluted plotting, treacher...

Enheduanna, ancient high priestess - Amazing Women In History

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amazingwomeninhistory.com - Enheduanna (2285-2250 BCE) was an Akkadian princess as well as High Priestess of the Moon god Nanna. She was one of the earliest women in history whose name is known. She is regarded by literary an...

Fannie Sperry Steele, award-winning rodeo performer - Amazing Women In History

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amazingwomeninhistory.com - Fannie Sperry Steele (1887-1983), born Fannie Sperry, was an award-winning bronc rider and rodeo performer from Montana, one of the first women inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame, and the first M...

National Park Service Press Release

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nps.gov - “As the National Park Service strives to share a more inclusive and well-rounded version of the American story through the places we care for, it is gratifying to see more people than ever coming t...

Equal Rights: The Next Chapter of the National Woman’s Party

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sewallbelmont.org - In 1923, American suffragists celebrated the upcoming anniversary of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention and used it as an opportunity to reflect on the strides they had made towards achieving politic...

Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D., America's first female doctor - Amazing Women In History

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amazingwomeninhistory.com - Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. (1821-1910), was the first woman to graduate from medical school in the United States and is often thought of as America’s first woman doctor. A dedicated public health ad...

Women's History Inspires an Invincible Attitude 

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huffingtonpost.com - At face value, the statement, "Failure is impossible!" may seem full of bravado laced with a bit of hubris. It's a phrase you might expect to hear on Wall Street or in the locker room before a big ...

Smithsonian Education - Women's History Teaching Resources

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smithsonianeducation.org - If you’re interested in that broadest of all musical categories, “world music,” you won’t find a better site than Smithsonian Folkways, which contains 40,000 tracks from the Smithsonian Folkways ar...

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

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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...

Religion in American History: "As Women With Women": Sisters Negotiating Feminism

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usreligion.blogspot.com - (This month Cushwa welcomes recent Travel Grant recipient Jessie Potish Whitish. Jessie's current work combines policy and history; she has recently been part of a project examining fair and afford...

The academics tackling everyday sexism in university life | Education

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theguardian.com - At a recent academic conference, I stepped back in time, and not because we were all talking about history. Here was a group of men who announced they were “redefining” modern history. They swagger...

Who should represent Oregon in statuary hall?

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Jennifer Lee

portlandtribune.com - Suffragettes, veterans, politicians and diplomats have shaped Oregon history from all angles, and now the Oregon Historical Society invites all Oregonians to participate in choosing whom to nationa...

MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month

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talkingpointsmemo.com - When a friend told me about Alberta Williams King, my first reaction was “who?” This question was followed by a wave of shame. It was the same feeling I had a few years ago when I first heard about...

Zenobia -

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Mindy Rosier

projectcontinua.org - Zenobia 240–74 was a 3rd century Syrian queen of the Palmyrene Empire, who led a revolt against the Roman Empire.  The second wife of King Septimius Odaenathus, Zenobia became queen of the Palmyren...

Black at Bryn Mawr

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greenfield.blogs.brynmawr.edu - The Greenfield Digital Center is currently supporting the work of three students undertaking Praxis III independent study projects exploring lesser-known aspects of Bryn Mawr College history. This ...

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

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amazingwomeninhistory.com - Lili&#699uokalani (1838–1917), born Lydia Lili&#699u Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamaka&#699eha, was the first female monarch of Hawaii to reign in her own right. Up until the 1890s, the Kingdom of Hawai...

“In My Bed”: Sexual Violence Over Fifty Years on One College Campus

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Gillian Frank

notchesblog.com - As I surveyed the otherwise familiar Columbia quad on a fall afternoon in 2014, the mattresses caught my eye. At least ten students awkwardly lugged around standard-issue dormitory extra-long twins...

Foundation Fellowships - Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine

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fhwim.org - The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine will provide one $5000 grant to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible research period in the spring of 2015. Foundation...

GIRLS AT THE TIN SHEDS: SYDNEY FEMINIST POSTERS 1975–90 - Sydney University Museums - The University of Sydney

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sydney.edu.au - A selection of posters chiefly from University Collections featuring the women artists and poster-makers who worked at the Tin Sheds, a hothouse for social and political debates. From the mid- seve...

Indra Devi, the First Lady of Yoga « The Freelance History Writer

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thefreelancehistorywriter.com - In a huge departure from the women I usually write about, I’d like to introduce our readers to a woman who practiced the ancient discipline of yoga. Yoga was the domain of men from its inception. T...

Ana Nzinga Mbande, fearless African queen - Amazing Women In History

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amazingwomeninhistory.com - Queen Nzinga Mbande was a ruthless and powerful 17th century African ruler of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms (modern-day Angola). Nzinga fearlessly and cleverly fought for the freedom and stature ...

Women in power 500- CE. 1

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guide2womenleaders.com - Daughter of Cleopatra II and Ptolomy VI. Married to her uncle, Ptolomy (Ptolemy) VIII Euergetes II, while her mother was still his official wife. She had two sons - Ptolemy IX Philometor Soter II (...

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

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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...

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