Bluestocking Recommends… Podcasts by Women

by Julyan Oldham. I love podcasts: the ease of listening to someone’s voice, the stories they tell, the people they connect.  Though men currently host around 70% of the most popular podcasts, contributions by women are just as varied, informative, and entertaining. There are so many wonderful podcasts out there that this list barely scratches the… Continue reading Bluestocking Recommends… Podcasts by Women

18th century, Humanities

Louise Dupin: Bluestocking’s 18th Century Predecessor

By Sophie Dowle. Long before Bluestocking Journal was publishing articles on great women, Louise Marie-Madeleine Dupin (1706-99), a French saloniste, compiled and began writing a book on the history of women: Ouvrage sur les femmes. Unfortunately, this work was never fully completed, and the many boxes of notes, drafts and copies that Madame Dupin had… Continue reading Louise Dupin: Bluestocking’s 18th Century Predecessor

16th century, Humanities

Early Modern Europe: the forgotten world of the woman

By Raffaella Tomassi.History can be accused of focusing too much on the male experience and too little on the female experience, due to biases on behalf of the authors as well as shortcomings in source material due to discrimination at the time and a lack of female literacy. In this way, the history of women… Continue reading Early Modern Europe: the forgotten world of the woman


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