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Women's studies

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Women's studies (L321): The study of the role and influence of women in society.

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Document ‘What are we to expect from women?’: Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire and Female Canvassing during the 1784 Westminster Election, Emily Sargeant

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire was one of the most celebrated political women of the eighteenth century. Her canvass for Charles Fox in the...

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Document Sweated labour

Week 8. Sweated trades of the late 19th and early 20th centuries

womens history, work, 19th century, 20th century view
Document Wiltshire witchcraft cases mentioned by John Aubrey

Extracts from W. Notestein, A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 (Baltimore, 1911) and Indictments for witchcraft on the...

legal history, Witchcraft, Wiltshire, Crime and Punishment view
Document Mirroring Mothers: Self-Identity and the Maternal Threat in George Eliot’s Adam Bede and Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Lady Lilith, Olivia Bam

An analysis of the character Hetty Sorrel in George Eliot’s Adam Bede (1859) and Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Lady Lilith (1868) as reflections of the...

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Document Domestic service

Week 7. Women in domestic service

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Document Clerical work and the 'New Woman'

Week 10. Clerical work and the 'New Woman'

womens history, 19th century, 20th century view
Document ‘We Must Do This Well If We Do It At All’: Reports On The First Women’s College, Girton, Cambridge, Susanna Cerasuolo

This article examines two artefacts associated with the founding of the first women’s college, Girton College, Cambridge (1869). The first is a...

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Document Industrialisation - textiles

Week 5, Women in the Industrial Revolution - textiles

womens history, work, Industrial Revolution view
Document Businesswomen in the 18th & 19th centuries

Week 9. Women in business

womens history, 18th century, 19th century, work view
Document Women and the Indian Mutiny: Framing the Mutiny in a Punch Cartoon and a Lucknow Diary, Anna Matei

Artefacts and news coverage created in Britain during the Indian mutiny represented and interpreted that conflict, creating meaning for the public...

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