Posts for the Topic women's studies

Outlines of the theory and practice of midwifery, 1796

Alexander Hamilton (1739–1802) was a professor of midwifery at Edinburgh University. He was a successful practitioner and writer on midwifery, and contributed to the establishment of the Lying-in Hospital (later the Edinburgh Royal Maternity Hospital) in 1791. Today we look at his Outlines of the theory and practice of midwifery, from 1796.

Chatelaine

Chatelaine magazine was first published in March 1928, and has undergone several shifts in tone over the years. Although initially featuring much first-wave feminist content, in the depression it lost much of its political edge and began printing more articles about, for example, budgeting. Similarly, during the second world war, it encouraged women to join the war effort, and after the war, it shifted once more to usher them back into the kitchen with a focus on family life.

New exhibit : 16 days of activism against gender violence

This year the Library is participating for the first time in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, from November 25th (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to December 10th (International Human Rights Day).

WS101, meet Alice Riggs Hunt

This week and last, our reading room has been a busy place, as 150 Women's Studies 101 students have flocked to the Archives to help transcribe Alice Riggs Hunt's notebooks and cards.

Women's Studies collections

For the past year Special Collections & Archives has been working to provide better access to our women’s studies collections through redescribing and digitizing the materials, as well as making our finding aids for these collections available online.

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