Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights Exhibition

“Today’s debates on women’s rights are rooted in a long history of activism. Women and their allies around the world have fought for gender equality with passion, imagination and tenacity. Despite their efforts, not all women enjoy the same rights, depending on their race, class, disability, sexuality or the way they express their identity. The … Continue reading Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights Exhibition

Lessons for my Daughter: Anne of France & Suzanne of Bourbon

“My daughter, the perfect natural love that I have for you…gives me the desire and the determination to prepare a few little lessons for you while I am still with you, knowing well your inexperience and extreme youth and hoping that in time you will recall these lessons and that they will help you a … Continue reading Lessons for my Daughter: Anne of France & Suzanne of Bourbon

Women and Power in the Kingdom of Heaven: Melisende and Sybil Lecture by Professor Helen Nicholson and Hayley Bassett

Earlier this week I attended the fantastic Eileen Younghusband Memorial Lecture Women and Power in the Kingdom of Heaven: Melisende and Sybil hosted by the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Cardiff University. I’ve been interested in the queens of Jerusalem since picking up a copy of Queens of Jerusalem: The Women Who Dared to Rule … Continue reading Women and Power in the Kingdom of Heaven: Melisende and Sybil Lecture by Professor Helen Nicholson and Hayley Bassett