Articles about 'herstory'

Fighting for The Feminist Library with film

The Feminist Library is a treasure trove of feminist history and needs support more than ever, which is why Anaïs Charles made a film about it

Guest Blogger // 19 July 2017

Categories: Blog

The F-Word stage blog: July 2016

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre in July

Lissy Lovett // 15 July 2016

Categories: Blog

Ancient herstory

Pooja Kawa previews the first episode in a four-part BBC Two series on the history of women, from the beginning of civilisation to the present day

Pooja Kawa // 31 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Remembering our foremothers

Laura Wilkinson speaks to women who participated in the 1984 miners' strike to find out how the industrial dispute changed their lives

Laura Wilkinson // 27 May 2014

Categories: Activism, Class, Features, Herstory, Interviews

The Victorians and the speculum

Kaye Jones on the history of the speculum

Kaye Jones // 18 April 2012

Categories: Body and Health, Herstory

New feature: Are you writing in permanent marker?

What happens when a brilliant feminist blog gets deleted, or an online magazine disappears? The Women’s Library is ensuring that as many resources as possible leave a more permanent mark...

Jess McCabe // 21 November 2011

Categories: Blog

Are you writing in permanent marker?

What happens when a brilliant feminist blog gets deleted, or an online magazine disappears? The Women's Library is ensuring that as many resources as possible leave a more permanent mark through the British Library Web Archive, Inderbir Bhullar explains

Inderbir Bhullar // 20 November 2011

Categories: Culture and Media, Feminism, Herstory

New feature: A shocking shade of pink

Shocking Pink was a magazine for and by young women, that rejected the adult-oriented feminism of the periodicals of women’s liberation in favour of a youth-led agenda that prefigured riot...

Jess McCabe // 13 August 2011

Categories: Blog

Scotland Yard gets first camera to snoop on Suffragettes

“In 1912, Scotland Yard detectives bought their first camera, to covertly photograph suffragettes. The pictures were compiled into ID sheets for officers on the ground.” How to Be a Retronaut...

Jess McCabe // 18 July 2011

Categories: Blog

Women’s erasure from women’s memorials

The only memorial to women's contributions in World War II depicts empty clothing. Carolyn Dougherty considers what this says about the erasure of women from public spaces. With contributions from Alex Wardrop

Carolyn Dougherty // 16 June 2011

Categories: Herstory

A feminist pioneer in law: Gwyneth Bebb

Last week a new woman appeared in the Oxford Dictionary of Biography, a woman who played an important role in English first-wave feminism.

Guest Blogger // 6 June 2011

Categories: Blog

Call For Music Reviewers

Do you love music? Do you have plenty to say about it? Do you ever find yourself listening to something and thinking it’s just the sort of thing we should...

Holly Combe // 31 May 2011

Categories: Blog

New feature: The revolution is in you

Chloe Stopa-Hunt looks back to the historical figure of Lucile Duplessis from the French Revolution and considers how she has been ‘put back’ into history by modern writers In the...

Jess McCabe // 4 May 2011

Categories: Blog

The revolution is in you

Chloe Stopa-Hunt looks back to the historical figure of Lucile Duplessis from the French Revolution and considers how she has been 'put back' into history by modern writers

Chloe Stopa-Hunt //

Categories: Culture and Media, Feminism, Herstory

New feature: ‘I’m 37 with enough stories for an 80 year old’

Ece Temelkuran’s passion for storytelling is clear in the first few minutes of meeting her. But, as a Turkish woman, some stories are dangerous for her to tell. Mary Pole...

Jess McCabe // 10 March 2011

Categories: Blog

‘I’m 37 with enough stories for an 80 year old’

Ece Temelkuran's passion for storytelling is clear in the first few minutes of meeting her. But, as a Turkish woman, some stories are dangerous for her to tell. Mary Pole reports

Mary Pole //

Categories: Herstory, Interviews, Politics and Current Affairs

Happy 100th International Women’s Day

Today is the 100th International Women’s Day – so much has been achieved since it was launched by German women’s rights campaigner and socialist Clara Zetkin on 19 March 1911...

Jess McCabe // 8 March 2011

Categories: Blog

His & Hers

Interviews with 70 women tell the life story of white, Irish, heterosexual women, through their relationships with men. Katherine Wootton has more

Katherine Wootton // 3 March 2011

Categories: Films

Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the 20th Century

As the 20th century dawned, visionary women from all backgrounds were imagining new worlds. Kirsty Doole reviews Sheila Rowbotham's history of these movements, groups and individuals

Kirsty Doole // 17 February 2011

Categories: Books

Women’s History Month

UPDATE: Chitra from WHM asked me to add: “WHM is a collaborative project and we’re looking for women to get involved in many ways: researching and writing for our website,...

Jess McCabe // 14 January 2011

Categories: Blog

New feature: Punk women write back

Women from the 1970s punk scene in the UK have not stood by as their contributions were erased from the music history books, but have documented that time with their...

Jess McCabe // 2 January 2011

Categories: Blog

Punk women write back

Women from the 1970s punk scene in the UK have not stood by as their contributions were erased from the music history books, but have documented that time with their own books and films. Cazz Blase reports

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Culture and Media, Herstory, Interviews

New feature: A modest reminder

On 2 March, 1911, Emily Davison hid in a broom cupboard in order to be registered as resident at the House of Commons on the census. Nearly 100 years later,...

Jess McCabe // 24 November 2010

Categories: Blog

HerStoria competition winners!

Back in September, we ran a competition to win three free subscriptions to HerStoria Magazine, which concentrates on “History that puts woman in her place”. Anyway, because of how monumentally...

Jess McCabe // 23 November 2010

Categories: Blog

New review: Click!

Did you have a ‘click’ moment, a sudden realisation that “I am a feminist”? Or was it more gradual? Sian Norris reviews an anthology of stories about coming into a...

Jess McCabe // 17 October 2010

Categories: Blog

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