Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Women who changed the world: Women Artists

"Focusing on fifty diverse women artists from Artemisia Gentileschi through Judy Chicago, Ana Mendieta, and the Guerrilla Girls to Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, and Mona Hatoum, this book equips readers with an understanding of feminist art, as well as an appreciation of its most important figures. This latest addition to the Art Essentials series documents women artists in context to offer readers a rich understanding of key female artists from the Baroque to the present day."


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Women who changed the world in many different fields

Discover Unprecedented Women and their Unparalleled Achievements:   Meet them

Women who changed the world: Sirimavo Bandaranaike

Sirimavo Bandaranaike, in full Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike, also called Sirimavo R.D. Bandaranaike, (born April 17, 1916, Ratnapura, Ceylon [now Sri Lanka]—died October 10, 2000, Colombo, Sri Lanka), stateswoman who, upon her party’s victory in the 1960 general election in Ceylon (later Sri Lanka), became the world’s first woman prime minister. She left office in 1965 but returned to serve two more terms (1970–77, 1994–2000) as prime minister. The family she founded with her husband, S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, rose to great prominence in Sri Lankan politics.

Born into a wealthy family, she married the politician S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike in 1940 and began to interest herself in social welfare. After her husband, who became prime minister in 1956, was assassinated in 1959, she was induced by his Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to become the party’s leader. The SLFP won a decisive victory at the general election in July 1960, and she became prime minister.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Women who changed the world: Agnes Headlam-Morley

"Agnes Headlam-Morley was the first woman to become a full Professor at the University of Oxford. She held the Montagu Burton Chair in International Relations between 1948-1971. An historian of Anglo-German relations and one-time would-be Tory MP, at Oxford she was a famed salon hostess and College woman.  

The most significant and interesting international relations scholarship today is being conducted by the heirs to those who broke from diplomatic history to forge a new discipline of IR (International Relations). Indeed, such work is just, if not more, likely to be pursued by the heirs to Agnes Headlam-Morley, and indeed Merze Tate: contemporary practitioners of the new international and global history.
Historians have long moved away from the study of diplomatic relations, narrowly conceived, towards the historical understanding of international and global dynamics, working with the many thematic, conceptual and theoretical moves that IR scholars import."

Leverhulme Project on Women and the History of International Thought.

"Welcome to the website of the Leverhulme Project on Women and the History of International Thought.
This collaborative and multi-disciplinary four-year project (2018-2022), generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust, is the first sustained attempt to write historical women back into the history of international thought and the academic discipline of International Relations (IR).
The history of international thought has recently experienced a remarkable resurgence. Yet there is a serious lack of engagement with historical women as producers of international thought or founders of the academic study of international relations."

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Women who changed the world: Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck, American mathemathician.

Abel Prize: American professor is first woman to win prestigious math award

Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck of the University of Texas at Austin wins one of the world’s most prestigious mathematics awards.

Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck, winner of the Abel prize, photographed in front of a blackboard
Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck won the Abel prize for her fundamental impact of her work on analysis, geometry and mathematical physics.Credit: Andrea Kane/IAS
US mathematician Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck has won the 2019 Abel Prize — one of the field’s most prestigious awards — for her wide-ranging work in analysis, geometry and mathematical physics. Uhlenbeck is the first woman to win the 6-million-kroner (US$702,500) prize, which is given out by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, since it was first awarded in 2003.