Category Archives: Women and Gender History

Suffragettes: Women, Politics, and Violence

Physical violence is often assumed to be a properly—or even exclusively—masculine domain. Yet, women have at times played very active roles in exercising physical violence. In the early twentieth century, some Suffragette activists carried out violent attacks in England as … Continue reading

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Beyond the Binary: Trans* History in Early America

Beyond the Binaries: On Gender History

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Un Courage Viril

I am giving a presentation on “Un Courage viril. Le genre et la violence en France pendant les Guerres de religion, 1562-1629,” at the séminaire interne of the Institut d’Études Avancées de Paris on Tuesday 3 February 2015. This presentation … Continue reading

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Women in Positions of Power at the UN

More women are in positions of power at the United Nations than ever before. The UN, once an all-male club now has numerous women acting as ambassadors, diplomats, and official representatives of nations. Many more women are present in United … Continue reading

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Female Warriors and the Myth of the Amazons

Female warriors certainly are media friendly, with numerous films, television series, video games, books, and comic books dedicated to Amazons, Jeanne d’Arc, medieval warrior queens, and fantasy warrior princesses. Historians are struggling to compete with this avalanche of imagery of … Continue reading

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Early Modern Women’s History Conference

Call for Proposals Attending to Early Modern Women: It’s About Time June 18-20, 2015     Milwaukee, Wisconsin   Deadline November 15  Taking as its inspiration the fact that 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the first Attending to Early Modern Women conference, the ninth … Continue reading

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Summit on Sexual Violence

A global summit is currently being held in London on the problem of sexual violence in warfare. The summit, entitled “The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict,” is sponsored by the government of the United Kingdom. “For a … Continue reading

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Protests Over “Gender Theory” in France

Some French parents have pulled their children out of elementary school over the supposed threat posed by “gender theory” to their children’s well being. According to Le Monde: “des dizaines de parents ont retiré, lundi 27 janvier, leurs enfants de … Continue reading

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Sixteenth Century Studies Conference

I participated in the 2013 Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, last weekend. The stunning bastioned fortifications of San Juan provided a fantastic setting for a conference on early modern history. I presented a paper … Continue reading

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Artiste nel chiostro

A conference on Ariste nel chiostro (Artists in the Cloister), is being held on 4-5 October 2013 in Firenze. In 1938, Giovanna Pierattini published her groundbreaking study on nun artist Suor Plautilla Nelli in the journal Memorie Domenicane. To mark … Continue reading

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