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Uncomfortable feminist icon: Constance Markievicz

Sharon Crozier-De Rosa explores the life of problematic feminist figure Constance Markievicz and her place in historical memory as part of our inspirational women series. When thinking about writing a post for this ‘Inspirational Women’ series, my thoughts immediately strayed to an uncomfortable … Continue reading

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Celebrating a career of engagement and achievement

Yorick Smaal reviews the recent symposium celebrating historian Shurlee Swain’s impact across different fields of research and on multiple generations of scholars. I initially encountered Shurlee Swain’s scholarship as a young undergraduate at the University of Queensland in the mid-1990s. … Continue reading

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Reshaping the Australian Dictionary of Biography: Feminist interventions

On International Women’s Day, Melanie Nolan explores the Australian Dictionary of Biography and its ongoing efforts to include the lives of more women as part of VIDA blog’s Inspirational Women series. My job is an irksome one for a feminist scholar. Few people understand … Continue reading

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Working inside the system: Elizabeth Reid, the Whitlam government, and the Women’s Movement

Michelle Arrow reflects on the career of feminist activist Elizabeth Reid as part of VIDA blog’s series on Inspirational Women. Asked to name a famous women’s liberationist from 1970s Australia, most people would probably answer Anne Summers or Germaine Greer. … Continue reading

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