Category Archives: Women/Gender

‘she was soe stuborn that she would give me noe answer’

The many headed monster is running an online symposium on the Voices of the People (and see #voxpop2015 on Twitter) which is well worth your attention, and Anna Jenkin posted a number of responses on Twitter, musing on how the … Continue reading

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New Year, Old Stuff, Revamped: things in progress

1. Meet the new project, which also happens to be just about my oldest project: Gender and Defamation in York 1660-1700 The core of this is research I did way back in 1999 for my MA dissertation. It was the … Continue reading

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Repost: Of cats, rabbits and monstrous births

[Originally posted here, February 2005.] A couple of blog posts about monstrous births in the early modern period over the last few days: Natalie at Philobiblon discussing Agnes Bowker (supposedly delivered of a cat-like creature in 1568), and Ephelia on … Continue reading

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Repost: Women’s history and gender history: what and why?

Originally posted here (March 2005). Some women have never lacked historians: usually unusual women of high social status (who had some influence on the ‘male’ political world): queens, mistresses of kings, that kind of thing: what Gerda Lerner called ‘compensatory … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month 2013: early modern women & gender

Happy International Women’s Day! Digital Resources You can of course, visit the Gender section of Early Modern Resources any month of the year, but I’ll highlight a few relatively new resources that wouldn’t have appeared in previous roundups here. ABO: … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace Day: Women in the history of science, medicine and technology

Yesterday was Ada Lovelace Day 2011. The brief: This Ada Lovelace Day on October 7, share your story about a woman — whether an engineer, a scientist, a technologist or mathematician — who has inspired you to become who you … Continue reading

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Women’s History Carnival 2011, International Women’s Day Edition

Apologies: this was supposed to go up on 9 March, just after IWD, but work and life got in the way. Hope you enjoy it anyway! Sources and Discussions Women don’t always change channel when the bombs begin to fall … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month, as an academic women’s historian

Women’s History Month is a great event, but one that tends to leave me feeling slightly dissatisfied. The thing is… so much of “Women’s History Month” looks more like “Women’s Biography Month”. And I’m not knocking that per se – … Continue reading

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