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Feature: Kaiserwerth Deaconesses

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For our May feature, Carmen Mangion reports back for us from an academic conference in Germany on the history of deaconesses, religious women who were part of a transnational movement at the heart of nineteenth-century care and provision for the poor. … Continue reading

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Feature: The Other NHS

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For our March feature, Clare Hickman of King’s College London writes for us on the National Health Society. She explains how this association of doctors and public health campaigners in the nineteenth century pressed for green spaces to make British cities healthier … Continue reading

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Sati and the Civilising Mission

Andrea Major, University of Leeds The prohibition of sati (widow-burning) by Governor General Lord William Bentinck in December 1829 is often held up as one of the crowning achievements of the British colonial state in India. In a Monty Python … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Myth of the 1950s Housewife – Voluntary women’s organisations and the challenge to idealised domesticity in postwar Britain

VAHS Seminar given by Caitriona Beaumont of London South Bank University on 6 December 2010  [audio https://historyspot.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/media-file/vahs-20101206_0.mp3] Powerpoint slides ABSTRACT The changing role of women in post war British society has been well-documented by historians, for example Jane Lewis (1992), Sue Bruley … Continue reading

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Podcast: Eglantyne Jebb, 1876-1928 – unlikely children’s champion?

VAHS Seminar given by Clare Mulley on 26 September 2010  [audio http://historyspot.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/media-file/vahs-20100927_0.mp3] ABSTRACT ‘To succeed in life, you must give life’ Eglantyne Jebb once wrote. But she herself did not give life in the traditional way expected of a well-to-do Edwardian lady … Continue reading

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