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Revisiting the History of Oral Contraceptives

Women’s health is a crucial part of women’s history, and the birth control pill represents a technology that has changed the lives of women internationally since its creation. After initially coming on the market in the 1960s, oral contraceptives quickly became a bestseller throughout the United States. In America, the...

Adina De Zavala leading a tour at the historic Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas, prior to its restoration. Source: San Antonio Light Photographs Collection, UTSA, via the National Trust 0

Women and the Historic Preservation Movement in the United States

In certain circles in the United States, historic preservationists have a curious reputation as ‘little old ladies in blue hair and tennis shoes’.  This reputation has derogatory undertones that speak to a specific stereotype of preservationists that developed mainly in the second half of the twentieth century: people often believe...

(Portrait of Queen Anne, Studio of John Cloisterman, circa 1702, National Portrait Gallery, NPG 215) 0

Rethinking Queen Anne: A Conundrum of Queenship

In a BBC poll from 2015, just 1% of voters decided that Queen Anne (1665-1714) was the best queen in English history; Queen Elizabeth I scooped 45% of the vote, while Victoria and Elizabeth II received 10% each. Although up against stiff competition, the vote is typical of Queen Anne’s...

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Who was Imane Khalifeh, the Unsung Peacemaker of the Lebanese Civil War?

Since March is Women’s History Month, what better time of year to write a piece highlighting the contributions of pioneering women without risking being branded an undercover feminist agent? There is a huge debate on the definition of feminism and its concepts, but most importantly, Women’s History Month reminds us...

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Podcast #2: On Feminism, Facebook and Future-Archives

As we mentioned when recording our first podcast back in December, we at HTTP have long been planning to make them a regular feature of the website. Now, a mere four-and-a-half months later, we’re proud to present our second audio instalment!