Her-Story February: Vicky Iglikowski-Broad

Each month, Herstory Club will be a featuring an interview with a woman currently working in History. We are aiming to share the experiences women face in the industry (the good and the bad!) and to shine a light on the incredible work currently being undertaken by women across a wide range of specialist disciplines. … Continue reading Her-Story February: Vicky Iglikowski-Broad

Saint Jane: The Life and Reform Work of Jane Addams

by Holley Snaith “Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself.”  Jane Addams  Jane Addams has been called the Mother of Social Work. An innate servant with a vision, she opened her heart and the doors of Hull-House in Chicago to those identified by society as … Continue reading Saint Jane: The Life and Reform Work of Jane Addams

The Naked Dances and Bisexual Affairs

About the Author Annabel Fielding has studied Media, Communications and Cultural Studies in Newcastle University, and later got her Master’s in Public Relations in the UAL in London. However, as a lifelong history aficionado, she spent most of her time there admiring local landmarks. Since then, she has published a queer historical novel A Pearl … Continue reading The Naked Dances and Bisexual Affairs

Approaches to Homosexuality and Intersexism in the Andean World

By Helen Pugh Attitudes towards non-hetero and non-binary folk in the Inca Empire is an area that has seldom been studied, but here are some facts that I came across during my research for Intrepid Dudettes of the Inca Empire. The first part is about homosexuality in Huaylas, and the second is about the intersex … Continue reading Approaches to Homosexuality and Intersexism in the Andean World

‘Girlfriends in Khaki’ Lesbianism during the Second World War

by Ashleigh Percival-Borley The 20th century saw the greatest mobilisation of women serving in Britain’s auxiliary services. 43,000 women volunteered in the December of 1939, more than double of what had been initially projected. The total number of women to serve in the WAAF, WRNS and ATS during the war is suggested to be 612,000. … Continue reading ‘Girlfriends in Khaki’ Lesbianism during the Second World War

Herstory on Film

Each month, the Herstory Club curates a selection of films that complement our monthly theme. This collection will be female-focused – both in front of the camera and ideally behind too – and range from fiction to biopics of real women in history. The films we’ll be recommending aim to both entertain and educate, showcasing … Continue reading Herstory on Film

Josephine Baker: Flapper, war hero, civil rights activist

by Louise Quick Where to start with Josephine Baker? She was a glitzy 1920s star, a World War Two spy, and the only woman to speak during the March on Washington. Let’s begin where she did, with dancing! The performer Google ‘Josephine Baker’ and you’ll quickly find images of her wearing little more than a … Continue reading Josephine Baker: Flapper, war hero, civil rights activist

Her-Story January: Helen Carr

Each month, Herstory Club will be a featuring an interview with a woman currently working in History. We are aiming to share the experiences women face in the industry (the good and the bad!) and to shine a light on the incredible work currently being undertaken by women across a wide range of specialist disciplines. … Continue reading Her-Story January: Helen Carr

#HeForShe – Women at the cinema in 1950s Britain

by Sam Manning The 1950s was a period of decline for cinema as UK admissions fell from 1.4 billion in 1950 to under 500 million by the start of the 1960s. Cinemas were still important social spaces, but greater television ownership, improved housing conditions and new forms of youth culture are just some of the … Continue reading #HeForShe – Women at the cinema in 1950s Britain