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


Bluestocking Interviews Bettany Hughes

Editor Rebecca Gregory and Deputy Editor Yasmin Haji-Hassan A comfortable, lived-in house in west London; two children playing at the piano; a study full of books; and a cat curled on the bed... we couldn't have hoped for a more relaxed and genuine environment in which to conduct our interview. After a hibiscus tea and… Continue reading Bluestocking Interviews Bettany Hughes