Women

Edwardian Women in STEM: The Harvard Computers

This year has been marked by the emergence of fantastic stories of women in science, most remarkable being the two books released this year about the role of women in the Space Race–Nathalia Holt’s Rise of the Rocket Girls and Margot Lee Shetterley’s Hidden Figures. Having spent the last two and half months of the …

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Fascinating Edwardian Women for Women’s History Month

Reach back into Edwardian Promenade’s archives for a series of posts on fascinating Edwardian women! Cornelia Sorabji Though Indian (Parsi) and a woman, Cornelia Sorabji accomplished the unimaginable in becoming the first woman to practice law in India and Britain. Sorabji was born into a large family of nine children, her father, Reverend Sorabji Karsedji, …

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GUEST POST: Lena Ashwell: Actress, Patriot, Pioneer by Margaret Leask

Margaret Leask is a freelance researcher and theater historian as well as a former arts administrator in Australia and England. As an oral historian, she has recorded and archived interviews for the National Film and Sound Archive, the National Institute of Dramatic Art, and the Sydney Theater Company. For Ellen Terry, actress-manager Lena Ashwell (1869-1957) …

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