SPECIAL TRANSGENDER ISSUE! Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality | Vol 55 | No. 1

Wow! Things are certainly changing in Medieval Studies, thanks to the intersectional approaches of scholars formerly excluded from the field. "WHY would a Muslim (African/ Woman/ American/ Asian/ handicapped/ LGBTIQ/ etc.) want to study the Middle Ages in N. Europe? Weird!", such scholars often hear when they present themselves in graduate studies or at conferences … Continue reading SPECIAL TRANSGENDER ISSUE! Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality | Vol 55 | No. 1

COOPER, Anna Julia – African American Slave Received Doctorate from Sorbonne for Her Work on Race

COOPER, Anna Julia – Did you know this woman, born into to slavery, was one of the first leaders in analyses of the ethics of slavery? Read about her on GLOBAL SOCIAL THEORY — Read on globalsocialtheory.org/thinkers/cooper-anna-julia/

The Kandakas of Sudan: A Biblical-Islamic Queen Inspires Modern Day Women

Sudanese protester Alaa Salah urges on crowd during Sudan uprising Alaa Salah by Lana H. Haroun (@lana_hago) You may not have ever heard the word "Kandaka" before until this past year of protests and government overthrow in Sudan. Even now, this name for Nubian Queens, or "strong women" may not be familiar to you, unless … Continue reading The Kandakas of Sudan: A Biblical-Islamic Queen Inspires Modern Day Women

Nazis at the Renaissance Fair: Get Woke on Medieval Appropriation for Hate

The idea of the Vikings as a marauding culture of pillage and rape, all homogeneous white males of a berserker temperament, was, of course, romantic and alluring to the losers of World War II.

Queen Of The Stone Age: Dorothy Garrod And The Professionalization Of Archaeology

Professional women in fields dominated by men have struggled from the outset against many barriers--from being denied opportunities to study, to having their work trivialized, marginalized and outright forgotten. Sometimes, however, a woman successfully enters a male world and lives to tell the tale...or sing a song of woe, as the case may be! Women … Continue reading Queen Of The Stone Age: Dorothy Garrod And The Professionalization Of Archaeology

Women: A Mother’s Story

Here, from images in Twitter from the wonderful folks sharing medieval and women's history in art, is something of a visual fairy tale...and the women lived happily ever after, as the Bible would say, "troubled by violent men no more..." https://videopress.com/v/KBi76e6R A Mother's Story: Medieval Women and Morefrom Twitter

WOMEN New Photograph of a Young Harriet “Moses” Tubman Shared by the Smithsonian Institution

Taken around 1868 and found in an album kept by a comrade Abolitionist, Tubman is seen here in youthful middle-age (perhaps early 40s), showing a calm strength and self-possessed manner. Other extant photographs show her as an old and frail woman; in this new photo, she radiates power and purpose. See her here: apple.news/Ar8SMnS_QRyq3Jcdum_Z3zw