20th century, Humanities

“From a young woman eager to learn to an old woman expected to know”: Elizabeth Colson

Elizabeth Colson's love affair with anthropology By Gaynor Cohen It was in 1978, at Stanford University in California that I was directed to the tiny lady on the other side of the crowded room. Could this really be the legendary 'giant' of my undergraduate years? As a student of social anthropology, I had been reared… Continue reading “From a young woman eager to learn to an old woman expected to know”: Elizabeth Colson

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 A Buried Woman of Egyptology