Where did the week go??
This week I have had writers block and have spent most of my spare time searching the web, looking at blogs and sites that write about or provide information on the history of women.
The focus of my research is not Womens fight for "freedom and rights", eventhough I do agree this is important, but more on their achievements, way of life, interests and escapades.
I was pleasantly surprised at the abundance of interesting blogs and helpful sites available. Here is a brief summary of some of my interesting discoveries:
BlogsWomens History Network, http://womenshistorynetwork.org/blog/
Scandalous Women, http://scandalouswoman.blogspot.com.au/ , What a great title, and amusing read.
Women's History Sources, http://womenshistorysources.blogspot.com.au/, This is a collaborative blog that serves as a current awareness tool for anyone who is interested in primary sources at archives, historic sites and museums, and libraries
Womens of History, http://womenofhistory.blogspot.com.au/, Dedicated to the women who have graced the pages of history, from ancient to modern times
Writing Womens History, http://writingwomenshistory.co.uk/, Weird, wonderful and random bits of women's social history. (I have really enjoyed reading some of these stories, and look forward to reading more)
WebsitesThe Womens Library, http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/, is a cultural centre housing the most extensive collection of women's history in the UK
Notable Women Ancestors, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nwa/grandma.html, stories and photos about everyday women.
National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame http://www.pioneerwomen.com.au/default.html, I like their slogan "History is her story too...".
The Australian Womens History Forum, http://womenshistory.net.au/
National Womens History Museum, http://www.nwhm.org/about-nwhm/. I like the quote on their home page, "A better world awaits the generation that absorbs what women and men have to share about life from a joint perspective. Together, all things are possible."
This list is just the tip of the iceberg, if you have any that you sites that you have found interesting please let me know.