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Women, Puerperal Insanity and the Fremantle Lunatic Asylum

Alexandra Wallis examines the nineteenth-century use of “moral treatment” to enforce traditional gender roles on female patients suffering postnatal depression. This post is based on an article that appears in the 2020 issue of Lilith, available now on open access here. … Continue reading

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Exhibiting Autonomous Women

Toni Church explores how popular understandings of the past can be deepened and transformed by enlivening how colonial women are represented in curatorial language and physical embodiments in Australian museums and galleries. This post is based on an article that appears … Continue reading

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