Historian Karen Harvey on the hidden symbolism of rabbits and women’s bodies in The Favourite, and the real-life case of eighteenth-century mother Mary Toft.
Tag: women’s history
Alice Billington explores a historical culture of secrecy that still informs ideas about menstruation today
‘Should one choose to be a mother?’ The dilemma of motherhood in a world of economic and cultural risk.
How did demands for the liberation of women emerge from the tumult of radical protest?
Marybeth Hamilton on Valerie Solanas’ the SCUM Manifesto for the Society for Cutting up Men.
By Nancy Biberman We were an optimistic and righteous generation, many of us conceived and raised by men and women who had survived World War II. My dad was an Army combat vet who fought in the South Pacific and trained GIs on the use of top-secret proximity fuse weaponry. […]
A movement in Malmö, Sweden aims to put marginalised voices at the centre of local history.
A year on from their innovative ‘Women Historians’ exhibition at the Institute of Historical Research, Laura Carter and Alana Carter look at how we can recover and generate spaces of #womenhistorians
Mary Wollstonecraft was a pioneering advocate for human rights and philosopher. Why isn’t she better remembered?
Andrew Whitehead reveals how a women’s militia marked a moment of political empowerment as still unresolved conflict erupted in Kashmir at the end of empire.