Tagged: women’s history month

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...

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Privileged from the Needle: Obstacles to Early Modern Scholarly Women

When asked what the topic of my PhD is, I usually answer (not very snappily) “British early modern women philosophers”. Obviously, it’s a bit more complicated than that. However, the women I’m studying are little enough known that that usually suffices: women philosophers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries tend...

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The View from our House: A Comment

Erika is young and fun-loving. She has a boyfriend, a brother and reptiles as pets. She lives in a big, suburban family house in a nice area. She likes to watch the world. She takes photos. Pictures of her show a young girl with a contagious smile and a cheeky...

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Where are the women? Women’s History Month 2017

Following on from the success of last year’s Women’s History Month, History To The Public is proud to announce its participation in Women’s History Month 2017. This year, in particular, we wanted to highlight the continued importance of women’s history. Following President Trump’s inauguration, January 21, 2017, we witnessed massive Women’s...

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HTTPers Conclude Women’s History Month

We want to reflect back on the posts and related events during Women’s History Month by answering the following questions: What have we learnt? How has it affected our understanding of historical topics? What can we take from it to make history move forward? Gaelle: What strikes me is the...

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A Short History of Second Wave Feminism

In many of the discussions that are happening in and around feminism today, it is common to come across terms referring to the ‘waves’ of feminism. My own research, looking at how motherhood is represented in European cinema in the 1960s and ‘70s, involves a lot of engagement with ‘second...

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British Politics: A System Shaped By Masculinity

According to the UK Parliament website, when women over the age of 21 were granted the vote in 1928, ‘full equality’ with men was achieved. However, that achievement  is only one facet of women’s involvement in British politics; the reality is more complex. Patterns of exclusion have evolved within the...

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‘An Experience Much Worse Than Rape’: The Force-Feeding of the Price Sisters, 1973-74

The Price sisters occupy an ambiguous space in Northern Irish history. Jailed in 1973 for their role in the IRA London bombing campaign, Dolours and Marian went on hunger strike in a campaign to be repatriated to Northern Ireland. Doctors force-fed the sisters for much of their 200-day protest. The...