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Names of Ancient Amazons

1 September 2014
by Adrienne Mayor (regular contributor) A remarkable number of personal names of Amazons are preserved in Greco-Roman literature and art. Amazons appear on more than 1,300 ancient Greek vases and abo... read more »

Voices: Happy Labor Day!

1 September 2014
NWHM wishes you a very happy Labor Day! Today we salute the countless women throughout history whose hard work and persistence have opened the doors to better job opportunities for newer generations o... read more »
Sarah Livingston Jay saw the first ascent of the Montgolfier balloon (see this post) in Paris in 1783. The daughter of John and Abigail Adams, known as “Nabby”, visited France in 1784 and... read more »

Bayeux without the tapestry

1 September 2014
You must all be getting a bit sick of the Bayeux Tapestry, whose merits Adèle Geras and I have been extolling here and elsewhere.So I thought I'd tell you a bit about the town it resides in. Bayeux r... read more »
The eighteenth-century building of the Bibliotheca Augusta. The little northern German town of Wolfenbüttel is known for two things: Jägermeister and the Herzog August Bibliothek or HAB. While the p... read more »

Sunshine and Shadow

31 August 2014
It seems appropriate to focus on sundials in these waning days of Summer. I know, I know–there are technically several more weeks–but I am a college professor, so for me Fall definitely be... read more »
The new music video, the “Spirit of 1776,” has a companion video about the history of the wagon and its role in suffrage grassroots organizing. It covers the weeks leading up to the first... read more »

Sunday Morning Medicine

31 August 2014
By Jacqueline Antonovich -80 years of Fergusons. -Victorian England's singing pig. -Queen Victoria's secret sex castle. -Why nighttime air used to be scary. -How to donate your body to science. -When... read more »
Well, burn my bacon!  Via Amanda Marcotte at Slate, we read of an informal study of managerial performance reviews in the tech industry by Kieran Snyder at Fortune that concludes that of the part... read more »
Wendy Hiller and Paul Schofield as Alice More and her husband Thomas, in A Man for All Seasons (1966) The quotation in my title, and the image above, both come from the 1966 film A Man for All Season... read more »

Esther Hobart Morris

30 August 2014
First Woman Justice of the Peace in AmericaWyoming can claim many firsts for women: the right to vote, the first woman governor, and the first woman judge in American history, Esther Hobart Morris. At... read more »
Yesterday I mentioned a New England Historical and Genealogical Register obituary for Samuel “Rat-trap” Adams after his death in 1855. After giving some details about his parents it said:At the ti... read more »

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