Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia Pankhurst: a family at war with itself.
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Sylvia Pankhurst's book is the dominant narrative of the time, but was she unfair to her sister Christabel?
Clare Wright: one of many women historians carving a role as a public intellectual.
Compared to the male-dominated STEM disciplines and social sciences like philosophy and political science, Australian history has been remarkably feminised. Indeed there may be more women historians here than in the UK or US.
Hillary Clinton has a promising chance to become the first female U.S. president.
Are Americans ready to elect a woman as president? A SUNY professor take a global perspective on what it would mean for women's rights.
Time to make room for a new face.
The announcement that Harriet Tubman will be the first woman on U.S. currency in more than a century recalls the history of female – and African-American – portrayals on money.
Who do you think you are kidding?
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Many women played a role in the Home Guard, despite the fact that they weren’t strictly supposed to.
Suffragette tells a story that is both of its time, and timeless - an historical struggle whose lessons, sadly, still need to be learned.
Pre-war life in Brussels.
The execution of austere British nurse Edith Cavell in World War I inspired music, art, poetry, propaganda - but no weeping.
Anne-Marie Duff (Violet) and Carey Mulligan (Maud) in Suffragette.
Suffragettes were not merely nice (if slightly bonkers) posh ladies in impressive hats.
At the film premiere of Suffragette, Sisters Uncut’s Dead Women Can’t Vote campaigners protested against Britain’s domestic violence policies by featuring the colours of the Women’s Social and Political Union.
When Meryl Streep and the stars of the upcoming film Suffragette donned t-shirts emblazoned with the quote "I'd rather be a rebel than a slave," they reignited a contentious debate in feminism.
Dr. Amanda Foreman in Moscow.
If we are to write woman into the history of humanity, we need to listen to those who aren't 'exceptional'; those whose voices are harder to access.
Anne Summers’ 1975 book was, and remains, remarkable for a number of reasons.
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Anne Summers' ambitious 1975 book reframed Australian history by placing women at its centre. It was a book of its time. But its groundbreaking approach ensures it is also a book for today.
The mobilisation of women has taken on many forms across the continent.
Writing about the women’s and feminist movements is a definitional minefield. The two are often conflated, more so in Africa.
Napoleon’s step-daughter Hortense and his second wife Marie-Louise.
Two centuries on, the history of the battle and our understanding of it should by no means be a predominantly male affair.
A woman farmer?
New research suggests that female landowners were by no means as rare as was once thought by historians.
The initials ‘ES’ on the parapets are those of Elizabeth Talbot, who built Hardwick Hall.
Women played a far greater role in designing, commissioning and building country houses, gardens and parklands than was once imagined.
Attendants wait to serve delegates with water during the opening of the annual full session of the National People’s Congress, the country’s parliament, at Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, March 5, 2015.
Once China claimed to lead the way in equality for women. Today, women are warned they will be "leftovers" if they don't produce children.
Mum’s gone to Iceland.
The traditional picture of Vikings is one of boatloads of hairy men pillaging their way along the coasts of Europe. Though true to some degree, this stereotype has more recently been tempered with the…
As soon as the teaching term finished, I went into the bookshop to buy some holiday reading. I came away with three books: no tomes these. They were all graphic novels. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s classic…
Millicent Fawcett speaking in 1913.
At the outbreak of World War I, British women had tried and failed to push through suffrage legislation almost 20 times. Women had been utterly excluded from all the major reform bills of the Victorian…
Women carry sandbags in the fight for the liberation of Paris.
The 70th anniversary of D-Day also commemorates the beginning of the end for the Third Reich occupation of France. Starting with the Normandy landings of June 6 1944, Allied troops began to turn the tide…