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It was no coincidence that James Joan moved from Halifax to Boston in October 1768, just as the 14th and 29th Regiments made the same journey. In fact,... read more »
Dear Readers, Today I revisited a post I published in 2008 about tea and alcoholic beverages that led up to the regency era: Tea became fashionable after... read more »
For Presidents’ Day, I’m focusing on one of the shortest presidential visits in Salem history: President Polk’s breezy visit... read more »
Stewart Park, Hilton, Aberdeen is not one of Aberdeen’s showcase public parks. Opened in 1894 it has become run down. Aberdeen Women’s Alliance... read more »
1750 John Hesselius 1728-1778 Millicent Conway Gordon  VA Hist Soc read more »
The Audacious Women Festival is back for 2019 with a diverse programme of events in Edinburgh from this Thursday. Run by the independent Audacious... read more »

Sunday Morning Medicine

17 February 2019
A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news WWII and drug prevention. Rethinking love and autism. Do aphrodisiacs really work? So who... read more »
Early in October 1768 a family arrived in Boston from Halifax: James Joan (also spelled Juhan and Juan); his wife Mary; their children Mary, Alexander,... read more »
This is Harrogate, and a queue lines up under a glass shop-canopy that protects them from the brisk, damp Yorkshire weather. These patient people are... read more »
From Mail & Guardian:Edo State is Nigeria’s capital of human trafficking, and local authorities are seemingly powerless to protect vulnerable... read more »
I first came across Marianne North when I was doing the research for my children's book, Jack Fortune and the Search for the Hidden Valley. Jack is a boy... read more »
1749-1752 John Wollaston. 1733-1767 Mrs. Joseph Reade Met read more »
Susan Major, pictured at York Railway StationFor this week’s blog I talked to Dr Susan Major, who has written a fabulous book about women working... read more »
The Netflix reality TV show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo premiered on January 1, 2019. Based on her bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying... read more »
Call for the English Section: For the third year in a row, the Libori Summer School will be held by the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and... read more »
Valentine’s Day would seem to be an appropriate time to look at the romantic life of the great painter, JMW Turner. There were many women in Turner’s... read more »
1773 John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Miffin (Sarah Morris).1773 John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Winslow... read more »
The time to see the Yoshiwara to the best advantage is just after nightfall, when the lamps are lighted. Algernon Mitford, 1871Living only for the... read more »
There are two deep rabbit holes around which I must tread very, very carefully, or hours will be lost instantly: the Biodiversity Heritage and Building... read more »
By 1789, John George Briesler had been working for John Adams (who always spelled his name “Brisler”) for five years. The newly elected Vice... read more »
I agreed to review Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions a week before my long-time boyfriend broke up with me out of the blue one otherwise completely... read more »
by Deborah SwiftOne good thing about the internet is that I have access to many documents online, that previously were only available to me through archives.... read more »
On 10 Feb 1788, Abigail Adams wrote from London to her sister Mary Cranch in Braintree that she was “very near when I am to quit this country.”... read more »
Julio Cesar Capó, Jr Welcome to Fairyland is a transnational queer history of a relatively new city (Miami proper was incorporated as a city in... read more »
Five years ago, the Imperial War Museum in London contacted Peter Jackson (of Lord of the Rings fame) and tasked him with presenting some 100+ hours of... read more »
From The Guardian:A team of medieval historians working in the archives at the University of York has found evidence that a nun in the 14th century... read more »
In the previous post Benjamin Franklin promised MARY “POLLY” STEVENSON (later HEWSON), the daughter of his London landlady whose education... read more »
1749-1752 John Wollaston. 1733-1767 Mary Walton Morris. National Gallery of Art read more »
Three of the five Sisters of Charity who arrived in Sydney in 1838: Sr Mary Xavier Williams, Mother Mary John Cahill, and Sr Mary De Sales O’Brien.... read more »

The Story of Gerda and Lili

10 February 2019
The artist Gerda Wegener (née Gottlieb) was born in semi-rural Denmark into a conservative and religious family. As a young woman with a promising... read more »