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Performing History: Bailes as Storytelling

Performing History: Bailes as Storytelling

Photo by Maria Smith. In mid-September I was drawn away from my lab work by the sounds of traditional Andean Huayno music to the plaza of Hualla, Peru, where I am staying during an archaeological field expedition. The pueblo of Hualla is a small town tucked in the...

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A Day in the Life of an Archaeologist: Field Report

A Day in the Life of an Archaeologist: Field Report

Maria Smith on site in Peru. When people find out that I am an archaeologist they often respond with “oh that’s so cool! I’ve never met an archaeologist before,” which is generally followed up by the question “what’s it like to be an archaeologist?” While it often...

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Margaret Bondfield: Inspired Teen, Amazing Woman

Margaret Bondfield: Inspired Teen, Amazing Woman

Wikimedia Commons. Margaret came from humble beginnings, but changed her circumstances beyond all dreams! Margaret Grace Bondfield was born on 17 March 1873 in Chard, Somerset, England, to a father who was self-educated and had a love of learning, and a mother who...

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Incredible Girls: Saoirse Ronan

Incredible Girls: Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan promoting Lady Bird. Wikipedia. Over the last year, our own Contributing Writer Tia Shah, has been writing an amazing column about trailblazing girls throughout history. This new Incredible Girls column is in that vein, only this column is about...

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Women in Sport: The 1976 Yale Women’s Rowing Team

Women in Sport: The 1976 Yale Women’s Rowing Team

The 1976 Yale Women’s Rowing Team. ESPN.com. This summer has seen women in sports make international headlines. From Becky Lynch becoming the first WWE superstar to grace the cover of ESPN Magazine to Coco Gauff’s remarkable run at Wimbledon it’s been a fascinating...

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African American Poets: Lucy Terry

African American Poets: Lucy Terry

Lucy Terry Prince. Oil painting by Louise Minks. Like many slaves of Colonial America, Lucy Terry came to Rhode Island from Africa as a very young child in the early 1730s. Purchased by Ebenezer Wells of Massachusetts, Lucy grew up in a time of turmoil with local...

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Head Girl Rants: Free to Bleed

Head Girl Rants: Free to Bleed

The freedom I want to rant about this month is the freedom to bleed. You might not consider this a freedom. But what about the young women and girls who are homeless, or in prisons, detention camps, or otherwise detained around the world? These women do not have...

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