A Homage to Grace Jones: Icon of Incoherence
20th century / Arts / Contemporary

A Homage to Grace Jones: Icon of Incoherence

By Kate Kingsbury Grace Jones has gained international fame both within the music industry and on screen due to her androgynous image which challenges gender stereotypes and questioning of racial norms. It has been difficult for women in the music and cinematographic industries to escape the strait-jackets of normative gender roles, yet they- more than … Continue reading

Georgia O’Keeffe and Virginia Woolf
20th century / Arts

Georgia O’Keeffe and Virginia Woolf

By Claire Thomas The closest that the American painter Georgia O’Keeffe and the English writer Virginia Woolf physically came was in the pages of the May 1925 volume of the modernist literary magazine, The Dial. Images of O’Keeffe’s twin works, The Flagpole, preface Woolf’s The Lives of the Obscure, an essay on the unexpected profundity … Continue reading

A Buried Woman of Egyptology
19th century / Humanities

A Buried Woman of Egyptology

By Megan Price Sarah Belzoni was an extraordinary woman. Between 1815 and 1819 she travelled to Egypt, supporting her husband Giovanni Battista Belzoni who was attempting to find employment in Cairo. Their voyage to Egypt was a symptom of the early nineteenth century ‘gold-rush’ to North Africa where a new and exotic world was being … Continue reading

The Second Sex
20th century / Humanities

The Second Sex

By EJ Tritton Simone de Beauvoir has often been described as the ‘mother’ of modern feminism, and her most famous work, Le Deuxieme Sexe (published in 1949) as its ‘Bible’. Yet ‘Feminism’ is a remarkably ambiguous concept. Wikipedia defines it as “a number of movements, theories and philosophies that are concerned with issues of gender … Continue reading

Irene Joliot-Curie: Pioneer of Atomic Science
20th century / Science

Irene Joliot-Curie: Pioneer of Atomic Science

By Harriet Teare Irene Joliot-Curie’s success as a scientist, principally involved in continuing the investigation into artificial radiation, rivalled even that of her mother, Marie. This article intends to briefly explore some of the outstanding science that led this woman, as part of a collaboration of husband and wife, to some of the extraordinary findings … Continue reading