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Sarah Wigges’ Weights and Measures

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Joanne Bailey

earlymodernmedicine.com - In her receipt book which she titled ‘Sarah Wigges her Booke’ (1616), Sarah Wigges added the wonderful slogan This demonstrated her religious as well as her medical credentials. Topics which often ...

Diary of an Evacuee | Guernsey Evacuees Oral History

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Dylan Moore

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 ...

Women's Museum of Ireland | News | Kathleen Mills - the 'Inchicore Invincible'

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Old Ireland

womensmuseumofireland.ie - There was much disappointment this week when Stephanie Roche from Shankill in Dublin, was overlooked for FIFA Puskas Goal of the Year. Peamount United Roche’s nominated goal during a WNL game again...

What Natalie Zemon Davis Owes to Marriage (and Martin Guerre) – Tablet Magazine

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Monica L. Mercado

tabletmag.com - Yet once her husband, who was blacklisted by American universities, found a teaching position in the mathematics department at the University of Toronto, Davis found her career stalled again. Almos...

New Binghamton U./Journal of Women’s History Postdoc: deadline February 28 : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present

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Monica L. Mercado

historiann.com - The postdoctoral fellow will join a vibrant community of scholars working on women, gender, and sexuality at Binghamton University, which has a long tradition of supporting scholarship in this fiel...

Call for Applications for the 2015-2016 Journal of Women’s History

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bingdev.binghamton.edu - POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN WOMEN’S AND GENDER HISTORY Call for Applications for the 2015-2016 Journal of Women’s History and Binghamton University History Department Postdoctoral Fellowship in Wome...

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

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Amanda E. Herbert

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 ...

“Dr. Martin Luther King’s Mother is Slain” and Lessons from Gendered History

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Monica L. Mercado

aaihs.org - On June 30th, 1974 an armed gunman strode into the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The church, located in the heart of the black neighborhood of Auburn Avenue, employed both Martin Lut...

What is a ‘spinster’? Spinster mothers in the seventeenth century.

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Kate Bolick

workandgender.wordpress.com - While definitions are vital for our understanding of the past, the use of the term ‘spinster’ can often prove problematic. There are at least two reasons for this. First, by the beginning of the se...

CallForProp — History of Education Society

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Debby Levine

historyofeducation.org - HISTORY OF EDUCATION SOCIETY 2015 ANNUAL MEETING ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI NOVEMBER 5 – 8, 2015 The Program Committee for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society invites proposals on ...

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

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Becca Hensley

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 ...

Free PDF Books on race, gender, sexuality, class, and culture

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Dr. Ashley D. Farmer

flanneryogonner.tumblr.com - Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde (link updated 1/14) Critical Race Theory: An Introduction by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic (link updated 1/14)  The Black Image in the White...

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

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Leslie Lawson

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 ...

Edmonia Lewis, African-American & Native American sculptor of international fame - Amazing Women In History

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Ula Klein

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Edmonia Lewis was the first African American artist to earn international fame for her artwork. She earned a living as a sculptor and portraitist and was famous for several of her works, including ...

The Black Consciousness Movement & Consciousness Raising

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Michelle Moravec

politicsofwomensculture.michellemoravec.com -  Repressed feelings, like living energy, struggle against the force of repression to rise to consciousness.   ¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Pick your own metaphor. Close your eyes.  Visualiz...

Women in Public History - American Historical Association

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Monica L. Mercado

blog.historians.org - The roundtable “Interpreting and Representing Women’s History to the Public” from the recent AHA annual meeting will be broadcast on C-SPAN 3 on Monday, January 19 at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. This ...

Archaeology office unearths prehistoric bracelets in Jayapura, Papua - ANTARA News

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Chick History

antaranews.com - Archaeology office unearths prehistoric bracelets in Jayapura, Papua Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) - The Archaeology Office of Jayapura, Papua, has discovered prehistoric bracelet artifacts made fr...

Susan B. Anthony in Rochester

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ROCify

newyorkhistoryblog.org - Rochester is the epicenter of a great deal that’s related to Susan B. Anthony in New York State. When you enter the city, it’s an exhilarating experience to drive over the Frederick Douglass-Susan ...

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

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Keri @ AWH

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...

Enheduanna, ancient high priestess - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

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...

Rose Schneiderman, labour union pioneer - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

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...

Jewel Plummer Cobb | Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame

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CTWomen'sHallofFame

cwhf.org - As a ground-breaking researcher, distinguished professor, and top university administrator, Jewel Plummer Cobb has forever changed the face of the scientific community. Not only has her research ad...

12 Historical Women Who Gave No F*cks

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Ginnette

buzzfeed.com - Ethel L. Payne was an absolutely kickass investigative journalist who covered the American Civil Rights Movement and international affairs. As a member of the White House Press Corps, she once famo...

Alice Austen, photographer - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Alice Austen (March 17, 1866 – June 9, 1952) was a self-taught photographer born on Staten Island. She used her mother’s surname, Austen, because her father had left her mother before Alice was bor...

A Short History of Scientist Laura Bassi (Film)

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STEMfem

kaitlinsansoucie.wordpress.com - A short film about ground-breaking Seventeenth Century scientist, Laura Maria Caterina Bassi. Bassi was the first woman to earn a university chair in a scientific field of studies, as well as the f...

Sharing our Work: Reflections on Digital History at AHA 2015

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Monica L. Mercado

greenfield.blogs.brynmawr.edu - Last week, I returned to Bryn Mawr after nearly a week in New York for the annual meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA). My meeting was a busy one — catching up with old friends and ...

#Bookhour twitter chat - U.S. Studies Online

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U.S. Studies Online

usstudiesonline.com - We are pleased to announce that following the success of our first #bookhour in November, we have decided to make #bookhour a recurring monthly feature on U.S. Studies Online! #Bookhour is a real-t...

Upcoming Events CFP: Posts wanted for SSAWW’s American Women Writers Special Series for U.S. Studies Online - U.S. Studies Online

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U.S. Studies Online

usstudiesonline.com - SSAWW to Guest Edit Blog Series on American Women Writers for U.S. Studies Online SSAWW is extending the CFP deadline to February 15, 2015 for blog submissions that will contribute to U.S. Studies ...

Gender and Electoral Representation in Ireland

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Dáil Widows

etudesirlandaises.revues.org - 1One of the fundamental assumptions of democracy is that citizens are equal, but do democracies guarantee equality of all citizens, including women? One of the historic challenges for equality in d...

Susan B. Anthony annual luncheon in February 2015 in Rochester, NY

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NWHP

letsrockthecradle.com - The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House will present Lynn Sherr, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and biographer, as its keynote speaker for the 2015 Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon. The t...

January | National Women's History Project

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NWHP

NWHP.org - January Highlights in US Women’s History January 3, 1949 – Margaret Chase Smith (R-Maine) starts her tenure in the Senate, where she stays in office until 1973, became the first woman to serve in b...

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