Category Archives: Women/Gender

The London Lives Petitions Project: What can you do with 10,000 18th-century petitions?

Originally posted on the many-headed monster:
Our next post in the Addressing Authority Online Symposium has been written by Sharon Howard, an early modern historian and a project manager at the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield. Here she shows…

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‘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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