Nicolas Barreyre
1 hour ago

The schizophrenia of the UK higher education system: turned into a market geared towards exploiting (literally) international students by a government that now does not want international students, viewed as migrants.

#highered #academia #academicmastodon #histodons

Nobelesse Oblige
4 hours ago

Just finished the notes for Marie Curie, and we’re gonna have a whopping 4 biography episodes for her, plus the ranking episode! So, we’re officially announcing the beginning of ☢️Hot☢️ Girl Summer! We’ll be doubling up on episodes each month, ending with the rankings in August!

#nobel #NobelPrizes #NobelLaureates #physics #radioactive #history #histodons #podcasts #rexypods #NobelesseOblige #RankEverything #hotgirlsummer

Noel J Penaflor
6 hours ago

Women being arrested for wearing one piece bathing suit and showing a little leg. 1922 in Chicago.

#chicago #20s #histodons #history #histodon #info #historical #photography #photography #photos #photo #foto #fotos #wtf #fotographie #fotograf #pic #pics #women #picture #pictures

Women being arrested for wearing one piece bathing suit and showing a little leg. 1922 in Chicago.
Brian Gettler
9 hours ago

Tomorrow at the annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association!

#history #histodons #Mississauga #Mississaugas #colonialism #CdnHist @histodons

The full program is here:

Presentation title slide:
Indigenous Funding of Colonial Infrastructure: The Example of the Credit Harbour Company to 1847​
Brian Gettler
University of Toronto
Text overlaid on a section of the town site survey map (1843) of Port Credit, Ontario

[ South Texas Commercial National Bank ]

📍 215 Main
📸 Frank Schlueter

Built in 1910, the South Texas National Bank was originally located at 215 Main Street.

Even though it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, the building was demolished in 1983 for parking.

#histodons #history #houston #texas #houstonhistory #histodon #photo

A black and white photo of a Greek revival style building with a car parked in front. 

It has 4 columns and an American flag at the top.
Lizzie Ehrenhalt 🏳️‍🌈 ✡️
11 hours ago

Hey @histodons, I have a puzzle for you. I'm looking at a payroll register from a cotton mill in 1867 and can't figure out what the columns signify. They're unlabeled. The center column makes sense as amount of money earned, and you'd expect the two to the left to be # of hours worked and rate of pay. But there's no way to combine cols. 1 and 2 in such a way that you get the values in col. 3. Also, the writer uses both superscripts (e.g., 26²) and dashes. I'm stumped.

#LaborHistory #histodons

Warren Cotton Mills payrolls, 1867. Handwritten rows of numerals and text.
Warren Cotton Mills payrolls, 1867. Handwritten rows of numerals and text.
Volker Bach
11 hours ago

Fake Venisom (c. 1450)(

#culinaryhistory #histodons

98 If you would make venison out of beef, take roastable (pratig) (meat) and chop it raw, add eggs, and shape long balls the size of a piece of meat. Let them boil in water in a pan and then prepare a good pepper sauce (pfefferlein) to go over them, or a ziseindel sauce, or a good prülein.

See more:

Canadian History Ehx
11 hours ago

Bobby Leach was the second person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, which he did in 1911.
Then in 1926 in New Zealand, while on a publicity tour, he slipped on an orange peel, hurting his leg. It became infected & was amputated. He died two months later.

#niagarafalls #daredevil #canada #history #histodon #histodons

D. Elisabeth Glassco
13 hours ago

A well known poignant poem from Countee:

Once riding in old Baltimore,
Heart-filled, head-filled with glee,
I saw a Baltimorean
Keep looking straight at me.

Now I was eight and very small,
And he was no whit bigger,
And so I smiled, but he poked out
His tongue, and called me, “Nigger.”

I saw the whole of Baltimore
From May until December;
Of all the things that happened there
That’s all that I remember.


#BlackMastodon #Histodons #History

Black-and-white photograph of a young Countee Cullen.

"The above joke was found written on two separate tablets in the ancient Sumerian city of Nippur in what is now Iraq. Excavated over a hundred years ago, it was included in a list of proverbs and advice and is thought to be around 4,000 years old." #History #Jokes #Comedy #histodon #histodons @histodon @histodons


D. Elisabeth Glassco
13 hours ago

Countee Cullen would be 120 years old in a few days. Not as well known as poets like Langston Hughes, Cullen was an intimate and prominent participant in the Harlem Renaissance. His verses explored themes of identity, race, and cultural heritage, and challenged the prevailing societal norms of the time. He had an elegant craftsmanship that went a long way toward elevating the status of Black American poetry in mainstream literary genres.


#BlackMastodon #Histodons #History #Poetry #Books

Color photo of poet, Countee Cullen.

The 16th and 17th centuries constituted a period of drastic change in the way humanity conceptualized and sought to understand the world. Scholars made massive leaps in fields such as mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, and, perhaps most notably, physics. Arguably, no city contributed more profoundly to that new understanding than Cambridge." #History #Science #Physics #Cambridge #histodon #histodons @histodon @histodons

"Who was the first person to reach the north pole? According to American adventurer Frederick Cook, it was him. But now a new book will set out the evidence that the explorer’s 114-year-old claim was an instance of fake news on a global scale." #History #Arctic #Explorer #book #histodon #histodons #books @bookstodon @histodon @histodons

"Joseph Seth Jones’s diary giving an account of the voyage of the Mimosa to Patagonia with the first settlers in 1865, and his diary for 14-21 March 1866." #History #Wales #Argentina #Patagonia #histodon #histodons @histodon @histodons


Kelly Therese
15 hours ago

Happy Birthday to African-American abolitionist Eliza Ann Gardner, born in New York City #OnThisDay in 1831. Gardner was one of the founders of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs and founded the missionary society of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (AMEZ) & advocated for women's equality in the church. An A.M.E. Zion Church in Springfield, Massachusetts is named in her honor.

#WomensHistory #BlackHistory #ReligiousHistory #History #Abolitionism #histodons

Sepia-toned image of Eliza Ann Gardner in profile. She is an African-American woman, and her hair is pulled back from her face.
Canadian History Ehx
17 hours ago

Today in 1885, the Battle of Frenchman's Butte occurs when 400 Alberta Field Force attack 200 Cree warriors.
Led by Wandering Spirit, the Cree repel the attack. While victorious, the NW Resistance was nearing an end after the Battle of Batoche weeks earlier.

#canada #war #history #indigenous #cree #canadian #histodon #histodons

Canadian History Ehx
17 hours ago

Today in 1881, on his birthday, Major Albert Bowman Rogers found a pass through the mountains.
This pass, now named Rogers Pass, allowed the CPR to reach the coast after entering the mountains at the Kicking Horse Pass in the east.

#cpr #bc #britishcolumbia #canada #history #histodon #histodons

Canadian History Ehx
17 hours ago

Today in 2014, Bob Houbergs died.
Born in 1932 in Vancouver, he played in the NBA from 1953 to 1958, and was the general manager of the SuperSonics from 1970 to 1973.
In 1987, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

#basketball #canada #history #histodon #histodons #canadian #nba

Canadian History Ehx
17 hours ago

Today in 1998, Phil Hartman was killed.
Born on Sept. 24, 1948 in Brantford, Ontario, he rose to fame on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1994, for which he won an Emmy.
Beloved for his acting in NewsRadio, The Simpsons, and in movies, he has a star on Canada's Walk of Fame.

#comedy #snl #acting #canadian #history #histodon #histodons

Canadian History Ehx
17 hours ago

Today in 1947, Lynn Johnston was born in Colllingwood, ON.
In 1978, she created For Better or For Worse. The comic strip eventually reached 2000 newspapers worldwide, running until 2008.
She was the first woman & Canadian to win the National Cartoonist Society's Reuben Award.

#cartoons #cartoonist #artist #canada #history #histodon #histodons

Canadian History Ehx
17 hours ago

Today in 1944, Rita MacNeil was born in Big Pond, NS.
In 1975, she released her first album, Born A Woman.
By 1990, she was the bestselling country artist in Canada, outselling Garth Brooks.
She released 24 albums & won 3 Junos.
She died in 2013.

#canada #music #countrymusic #canadian #history #histodon #histodons

Canadian History Ehx
17 hours ago

Today in 1918, Louis Weingarten aka Johnny Wayne, is born in Toronto. With Frank Shuster, he forms Wayne and Shuster in the 1930s.
Together, they work together on stage, radio & television until Wayne's death in 1990.
The duo appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show a record 67 times.

#comedy #canada #history #histodon #histodons #canadian

Canadian History Ehx
17 hours ago

Today in 1934, The Dionne Quintuplets were born in Callander, ON.
They are the first known quintuplets known to survive infancy.
The Ontario government turns them into a tourist attraction, building a complex where 3,000 people a day visit to view the girls in a playground.

#ontario #canada #history #histodon #histodons

Staffan von Arbin (2023) The Recent Find of a Cog of ca. 1240 in the Fjällbacka Archipelago, Western Sweden: A Preliminary Report, International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, DOI: #History #Sweden #Archaeology #Nautical #OpenAccess #OA #histodons #histodon #archaeodons #Europe @archaeodons @histodon @histodons

The Cyrus Cylinder from Ancient Babylon and the Beginning of the Persian Empire #YouTube #Video #History #Archaeology #histodons #histodon #archaeodons @archaeodons @histodon @histodons

Catherine Rideau-Kikuchi
20 hours ago

Le festival L'Histoire à Venir se termine et je suis pleine de reconnaissance pour l'équipe qui a organisé ces 4 jours : un programme maîtrisable, d'une très grande cohérence mais très diversifié, des discussions passionnantes et dynamiques, des croisements de périodes, de disciplines, un fonctionnement horizontal, un public super sympa.
C'est vraiment un autre modèle de festival que Blois, et c'était une magnifique découverte.

Un Tom Gould pour conclure tout ça 🙂

#histodons #histoire

Francis Bacon works on his liste of three inventions that transformed thé modern World.
Sur une feuille de papier : the Ruff, gunpowder, topiary, soup spoon, the wig (barré) pork sausage, oboe, compass (souligné), marzipan?, pronting

Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze (2023) The two ‘strongest pillars of the empiricist wing’: the Vienna Circle, German academia and emigration in the light of correspondence between Philipp Frank and Richard von Mises (1916–1939), Annals of Science, DOI: #history #science #histodons #histodon #openaccess #oa @histodon @histodons

John Bull
21 hours ago


From the chaos and ruins of France, King Roland 'the Fishy' has built the Kingdom of Normandy.

But Roland grows old. With only his illegitimate daughter Ragnhildr as an heir, his vassals begin to plot rebellion...

Join me for @CrusaderKings #gaming #histodons #history

a wisened and scarred old king stands to the fore, while his young blonde daughter lurks behind.
22 hours ago

I would like to add a war category for the Russian Campaign of 1812, but I'm unsure, if [[Category: War of the Sixth Coalition]] applies or if we need a new one, because the Wikipedias do not all agree if the first was part of the latter or not (see my comment on )

Maybe some @histodons could help us out here?

#histodons #histodon #history @Gordon

23 hours ago

#OnThisDay, 28 May 1990, Maiden, captained by Tracy Edwards, crosses the finishing line to become the first all-woman crew to complete the Round the World yacht race.

#WomenInHistory #WomenInSport #Histodons #WomensHistory

The crew of Maiden celebrating with champagne as they cross the finish line. There are 11 women visible, all in pink shorts and white t-shirts. They are spraying champagne everywhere
23 hours ago

#OnThisDay, 28 May 1952, the Greek government pass law 2159, explicitly granting all women the right to vote.

#WomenInHistory #VotesForWomen #Histodons #WomensHistory

23 hours ago

#OnThisDay, 28 May 1944, Sonia Butt parachutes into occupied France as an explosives expert for the British Special Operations Executive. She had turned 20 two weeks earlier.

She trained the maquis and coordinated sabotage operations. She was never captured.

#WomenInHistory #WorldWar2 #Histodons #WomensHistory

Sonia Butt in civilian clothes. She is a white woman with light hair
1 day ago

Ein Lektürehinweis zum #AmnestyInternationalDay:
#WerkstattGeschichte 80/2019 "politische gefangene", im Thementeil (Hg. Gabriele Metzler & Annelie Ramsbrock) Beiträge u.a. zu Hungerstreiks Inhaftierter in der #WeimarRepublik (Max Buschmann) & in #Nordirland (Andreas Spreier) sowie von Lucia Herrmann ( &


@histodons @historikerinnen @politicalscience

#AmnestyDay #histodons #PoliticalPrisoners #AmnestyInternational

Cover #WerkstattGeschichte 80/2019 unter Verwendung eines Fotoausschnitts: Ein britischer Soldat (evtl. auch eine Soldatin) mit Gewehr im Anschlag patroulliert am 13. Mai 1981 in der Falls Road in Belfast vor einer hohen Klinkermauer, die mit einem Schriftzug versehen ist, von dem im Ausschnitt nur "Prisoners" zu erkennen ist (komplett "SuPPorT THE Prisoners", gemeint sind Bobby Sands und andere inhaftierte Hungerstreikende). Foto: Rob Taggart/Central Press/Getty Images.
Screenshot des Inhaltsverzeichnisses des WerkstattGeschichte-Hefts 80/2019 (Auszug).

[ Houston Drug Company ]

📍 1220 Preston @ Caroline
📸 McKay Company, 1911

#history #histodons #histodon #houston #texas #photo #houstonhistory

A sepia photo of a brick building with "Houston Drug Company" written on the side. There are bicycles and a horse-drawn carriage parked out front. There's a fire escape on one side.
Steve Schwinghamer
1 day ago

Me: hey why does baby have glasses

Teacup human: it's a historian baby

Me: not all historians have glasses

Teacup human: *massive, teen-worthy eyeroll* I do know about microfilm, Daddy.

Me: 🏳

#histodons #HistorianProblems

A teacup human, holding a simple doll with glasses.
Courtney Herber, PhD
1 day ago

#OnThisDay in #history - in 1199, John "Lackland" became king of #England after the death of his elder brother, Richard I.
Richard had named John as his heir, skipping over his nephew Arthur (as the boy was only 12 and John was an adult), but Arthur rallied forces to fight against John to take his inheritance.
After being taken captive, Arthur disappeared, like several other English princes, never to be seen again. John ruled until his death in 1216.

#OTD #histodons @histodons @royalhistory

A painted portrait of King John.
Kelly Therese
1 day ago

Happy Birthday to writer, abolitionist & suffragist, Julia Ward Howe, born #OnThisDay in 1819. Howe authored the poem "Battle Hymn of the Republican, co-founded the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA) & edited its Woman's Journal for 20 years.

#OTD #WomensHistory #History #histodons

Black and white portrait of Julia Ward Howe, a white woman who appears to be in her 30s or 40s. She is facing to her left. Her dark hair is pullled back, and she has some kind of scarf on her head.
1 day ago

I just got my hands on a paper copy (because I can't figure out if this outfit does digital ones...?) of "Early American Life", June 2023 issue.

It has a story on #IpswichLace and the #BobbinLace industry in Massachusetts in the #18thCentury.

#VastEarlyAmerica #Histodons #TextileHistory #MAHistory

Two pages of "Early American Life" magazine, open to the story titled "Lace Making in Ipswich". Author is Jeanmarie Andrews. 

On the left page is a painting of The Lace Maker by Casper Netscher, surrounded by text. On the right page are mostly samples of the Ipswich lace, black silk, from museum archives.
Canadian History Ehx
2 days ago

Today in 2000, Maurice Richard died. One of the greatest NHL players ever, and a Quebec icon, he was the first player to score 50 goals in a season & 500 goals in a career. He won 8 Stanley Cups.
He was the first non-politician to be given a state funeral in Quebec history.

#hockey #nhl #montreal #canadiens #history #histodon #histodons

Canadian History Ehx
2 days ago

Happy birthday to Bruce Cockburn, born today in 1945!
In his career, he has written over 350 songs on 34 albums, 22 of which have gone gold or platinum.
He has won 13 Junos & been nominated for 33. He has sold more than seven million albums worldwide.

#canada #music #history #histodon #histodons

2 days ago

#OnThisDay, 27 May 1997, the McVities All Women’s Penguin Polar Relay reach the North Pole: the first all-woman team to do so.

#WomenInHistory #WomenExplorers #NorthPole #Histodons

Four of the women from the expedition on the ice. Two are dragging a sledge. Ahead of all the women is a wall of jagged broken up ice.
Kris Inwood
2 days ago

The Canadian Network for Economic History invites papers for its next meeting Oct 13-15 at UToronto. 1-2 page proposals to Shari Eli & Laura Salisbury.
Keynote address from Karen Clay.
Suresh Naidu will give the Mary MacKinnon Memorial Lecture. More detail:
@econhist @devecon @laborecon @healthequity @healthecon @inequalityecon @economics @politicalscience @sociology @geography @anthropology #history #histodons #histodon #cfp #toronto #canada #EconomicHistory #economics

Jim Parsons
2 days ago

@Deglassco @donmelton

What a wonderful tribute 🙏

As long as she's in my ears, eyes and beating heart it is impossible for me to miss Tina Turner. Her talent, strength and resiliency is a constant reminder of what's possible. Truly an eternal soul.

#BlackMastodon #BlackTwitter #History #Histodons #BlackFedi #BlackJoy #BlackExcellence #BlackFriday #news #music #TinaTurner

Yahia Lababidi
2 days ago

#Spain is known for its Islamic heritage. A legacy left after the Islamic Empire ruled & conquered the Iberian peninsula in 711.

By 732, Al-Andalus was established, leaving behind #Europe’s finest Islamic #art collection.

#Architecture and art are inextricably linked in Islamic #culture. Islamic art showed the status of the caliph, and huge sums were spent on its production. This is evident in Andalusia.

#Islam #history @histodons #histodons

D. Elisabeth Glassco
3 days ago

Tina found her voice in music, and she used it to speak to the pain and joy of the Black experience in America. She broke down barriers for black artists in rock music, and she became a successful performer and an inspiration.


#BlackMastodon #BlackTwitter #History #Histodons #BlackFedi #BlackJoy #BlackExcellence #BlackFriday #news #music #TinaTurner

Black-and-white photograph of a young Tina Turner on stage.
Black-and-white photograph of an unadorned Tina Turner.
Color photograph of Tina turner, singing.
D. Elisabeth Glassco
3 days ago

Tina Turner was born into a world that was already against her. She was Black, a woman, and poor. She grew up in the segregated South. But she refused to let these challenges define her. I am sorry she has left this Earth.

I can’t write it all here, so below, if you like, read my small tribute to her.


#BlackMastodon #BlackTwitter #History #Histodons #BlackFedi #BlackJoy #BlackExcellence #BlackFriday #news #music #TinaTurner

Color photograph of a young Tina Turner.
Canadian History Ehx
3 days ago

Today in 1896, the Port Ellice Bridge Disaster occurs when a streetcar loaded with 143 people crashes through the bridge deck into the harbour.
The disaster kills 55 people.
The City of Victoria is found guilty of contributory negligence for not maintaining the bridge.

#victoria #britishcolumbia #canada #history #disaster #histodon #histodons

Canadian History Ehx
3 days ago

Today in 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their Bed-In For Peace in Montreal at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel. The bed-in will last until June 1.
During their stay, Lennon will write Give Peace A Chance in Room 1742.

#canada #thebeatles #montreal #history #histodon #histodons

Canadian History Ehx
3 days ago

Today in 2001, Dona Massin died. Born in Winnipeg in 1917, she was a choreographer on over 100 films.
In 1939, she worked on The Wizard of Oz and pushed for Over the Rainbow to be included in the film. She also originated the skip that was performed on the Yellow Brick Road.

#wizardofoz #film #filmhistory #movies #canada #canadian #histodon #histodons #history

Canadian History Ehx
3 days ago

Happy birthday to Quebec Premier Francois Legault, born today in 1957 in Montreal.
He has served in the National Assembly of Quebec since 2012, and as premier of the province since 2018.
He is the first Quebec premier to serve under two monarchs since Maurice Duplessis.

#quebec #qcpoli #canadian #history #histodon #histodons

Joanne Freeman
3 days ago

Tomorrow on "History Matters:"

National Debt & Dishonor: Hamilton Had Thoughts

There are MANY reasons why defaulting on our nat'l debt would be catastrophic. Some don't get much news coverage.

Join the History Matters community Friday for more!

#politics #debtceiling #history #histodons #hamilton

Friday 10AM ET

Canadian History Ehx
3 days ago

COVID-19 is now the deadliest disaster in Canadian history.
The previous record holder, The Spanish Flu, killed approximately 50,000 people.
COVID-19 has killed 52,359 as of May 23, according to the Government of Canada.

#covid19 #covid #canada #history #histodon #histodons

D. Elisabeth Glassco
4 days ago

145 years ago today, the legendary dancer and entertainer, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was born as Luther Robinson on May 25, 1878, in Richmond, Virginia. Orphaned at a young age, he was raised by his grandmother, Bedilia, who had been enslaved. As a child, he switched first names with his brother because he didn’t like the name, Luther. Later, Robinson earned the nickname "Bojangles" due to his spirited nature.


blackandwhite #BlackMastodon #BlackTwitter #History #histodons

Black-and-white photograph of a a dancing Bill Bojangles Robinson.
Dr Mary McAuliffe
4 days ago

Archiving Reproductive Health project published some new collections today, to mark the 5th anniversary of the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. More information and links to the collections here: #mastodaoine #repealed #histodons #repoductivehistories

Eric Rauchway
4 days ago

A new boat is stuck in Suez, churning mud just like the first
The canal’s just too damn narrow and the hazards are the worst
With tugboats pushing steel in vain, oh it’s there that I would be
As commercial constipation backs straight up from sea to sea

#histodons @histodons

4 days ago

My office for today as I write an op-ed about Naming CUNY. Thank you NYPL. I love libraries! #History #histodons #NYC #CUNY #NYPL #library #NamingGotham

photo of the library reading room in a converted church. Low Book shelves line the walls and there are stained glass windows and beautiful dark wood framed doorways.  Facsimiles of library check-out cards decorate the walls above the books.
5 days ago

#OnThisDay, 24 May 1976, at least 400 women walk out on strike at the Trica factory in London, demanding equal pay with their male colleagues. Around 100 men come out on strike in support of the women.

The strike lasts 21 weeks before the American owners of the factory agree to all demands.

#WomenInHistory #Histodons #BritishHistory #TradeUnionHistory @workingclasshistory

Women picketing for TUC support for their strike. They are a mix of black, white and asian, and a range of ages.
5 days ago

#OnThisDay, 24 May 1930, Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia.

Listen to Amy describing her flight:

#WomenInHistory #Histodons #WomenPilots #HistoryOf Flight

Amy Johnson after arriving in Australia. She is a white woman with dark hair, holding flowers in one arm and with her other arm raised in victory.
5 days ago

#OnThisDay, 24 May 1883, Emily Warren Roebling crosses the Brooklyn bridge in New York City on its opening. She had been the first person to cross it in a carriage beforehand, carrying a rooster as a sign of victory.

Roebling had overseen the construction from 1870, after her husband – the official chief engineer - was injured onsite.

#WomenInSTEM #WomenInHistory #Histodons

Emily Roebling in an evening gown. She is a white woman with dark hair.
The Brooklyn bridge under construction. The towers have been built and the suspension cables hung. The roadway is still just girders hanging in air. Two workmen are lounging on the cable.
Anirvan Chatterjee
5 days ago

I research stories of South Asian movements in the city of Berkeley, California.

Ghadar wasn't the only militant Indian freedom movement in the Bay Area pre-WW1. There were at least 5 people linked to Anushilan Samiti and related movements in 1907–1913.

I found this lovely photo of Jnanendra Nath Chatterji, who studied at UC Berkeley and Mt. Tamalpais Military Academy 1908–1910:

#SouthAsianAmerican #Desi #AnushilanSamiti #IndianAmerican #SFBA #berkeley #histodons


A composition of three old black and white photos of an Indian man around age 20, wearing a light-colored suit and glasses. The photos are all a little arty and moody.
Eric Rauchway
6 days ago

“The US Congress have no right to investigate this matter” is exactly what you’d expect a completely not-corrupt person to say

@histodons #histodons #USPol

Dr Lindsey Fitzharris
6 days ago

Marie Curie's notebooks are radioactive and must be stored in a lead-lined box in the Bibliothèque Nationale. Curie’s corpse is also radioactive. Her coffin is lined in an inch of lead. Both will remain radioactive for 1,500+ years.

#histodons #histodon #histsci #histmed #science #scientist #radioactive

Marie Curie's notebooks, open, with yellowing pages.
6 days ago

#OnThisDay, 23 May 1988, four women storm the BBC news studio whilst the news is live on air, protesting the introduction of Section 28. Section 28 banned the “promotion of homosexuality” by local government in the UK, and was intended to stop LGBT+ campaigns for equal rights.

It was not repealed until 2003.

Watch footage from the time:

#WomenInHistory #Histodons #LGBTHistory #BritishHistory

A badge with a black inverted triangle. A pink box over the top reads 'stop the clause'
A newspaper headline from the Daily Mirror, reading 'Beeb man sits on lesbian'
6 days ago

#OnThisDay, 23 May 1944, Madeleine Lavigne parachutes back into occupied France as a wireless operator for the Special Operations Executive. She'd previously worked for the resistance as a forger and courier.

She dies in Paris of an embolism.

#WomenInHistory #Histodons #WorldWar2 #EuropeanHistory

The suitcase wireless kit used by radio operators.
6 days ago

#OnThisDay, 23 May 1941, Giliana Balmaceda (Gillian Gerson) lands in occupied France. She is the first woman to be a Special Operations Executive agent in France, and scouts out escape lines and collects documents to be forged.

#WomenInHistory #Histodons #WorldWar2 #EuropeanHistory

A green wall plaque indicating a building was the HQ of the Special Operations Executive which was a secret service which supported the resistance in enemy-occupied countries in World War 2
6 days ago

#OnThisDay, 23 May 1907, 19 women take their seats in the Finnish Parliament. They are the first women Parliamentarians in the world.

#WomenInHistory #VotesForWomen #FinnishHistory #EuropeanHistory #Histodons

Thirteen of the nineteen women parliamentarians: six are seated and seven are standing behind them. They are all white women and most are wearing dark clothes.
6 days ago

#OnThisDay, 23 May 1430, Jeanne d'Arc, fighting in the rearguard, is pulled from her horse and captured by the Burgundians at the siege of Compiègne. She is then sold as a prisoner to the British, who put her on trial for heresy.

Learn more about Jeanne’s rise and fall here:

#WomenInHistory #JoanOfArc #JeanneDArc #EuropeanHistory #Histodons

Painting of Jeanne d'Arc on a white charger, wearing gold armour and carrying a flag.
Agas Ramirez
6 days ago

SOUND ON 🎧 | Excerpt from Episode 7: The Minangkabau Matrilineal Society of West Sumatra with Haldi Patra

The Minangkabau is a matrilineal society in West Sumatra, Indonesia which traces descent and inheritance through the female line. With guest, writer and podcaster, Haldi Patra.


Support on Patreon:

#TootSEA #Histodons #History #Herstory #Podcast #SoutheastAsia #Indonesia #HERstoryseapod

Excerpt from Episode 7: The Minangkabau Matrilineal Society of West Sumatra with Haldi Patra. The Minangkabau is a matrilineal society in West Sumatra, Indonesia which traces descent and inheritance through the female line. With guest, writer and podcaster, Haldi Patra.
D. Elisabeth Glassco
6 days ago

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson’s speeches showcased intellectual rigor, as she employed logical reasoning and evidence to support her calls for equality and justice. Indeed, in her prime, she was considered the equal of the great Frederick Douglass. And she, like he, actively influenced and shaped the discourse surrounding the abolition of slavery. She died at the age of 89 on October 22, 1932 in Goshen, New York.


#blackandwhite #BlackMastodon #BlackTwitter #history #Histodons #Pennsylvania

Black and white obituary notice.
Newspaper obituary of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson.
D. Elisabeth Glassco
6 days ago

In an age of the greatest orators, Anna Dickinson was one of the greatest. What made her stand out first and foremost was that, by using metaphors, sharing firsthand accounts, vivid descriptions, and personal anecdotes, that illustrated the horrors of bondage on individuals and families, she HUMANIZED the enslaved.


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A middle, aged black-and-white photo of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson.
D. Elisabeth Glassco
6 days ago

Born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania on October 28, 1842, the abolitionist orator Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was rhetorically brilliant. She gave powerful speeches that vividly described the horrors of slavery, giving a voice to the suffering endured by the enslaved. She was without fear when she challenged politicians by urging them to take IMMEDIATE action against slavery at a time when women were relegated to “female matters” in the home.


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Black-and-white photograph of young abolitionist, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson.
Eric Rauchway
6 days ago

A note on quantifying Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

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Chart showing monthly data for Jewish victims of the Holocaust
Noel J Penaflor
6 days ago

Rip in 1941. Rip was a search and rescue dog who found one hundred victims of air raids in London between 1940 and 1941. He received the Dickin Medal for bravery in 1945.

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Rip in 1941. Rip was a search and rescue dog who found one hundred victims of air raids in London between 1940 and 1941. He received the Dickin Medal for bravery in 1945.
Eric Rauchway
1 week ago

Lecturer who showed images of Muhammad had academic freedom violated, confirms AAUP

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