Prof. Pavlac's

Women's History Resource Site

Mary Picture, Symbol of Women's History Site

This site provides materials concerning historical women and issues concerning women throughout history.  For information on contributors, see below.  

All information may be used for non-profit educational purposes. If you use any information, please provide a proper bibliographic citation and/or link to this site, e.g.:  Authorlastname, First. "Title of Page."  Prof. Pavlac's Women's History Resource Site. Last revision date of article. < >. (Date last accessed).  
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The site contents have mostly been written by students, of varying ability. Some pages have been only minimally edited and may contain inadequate information. The content of pages we link to are the responsibility of their own authors. You should use these pages as only a starting point for research about the facts, scholarship and internet sites available concerning historical women. And Prof. Pavlac usually does not have much further information on any subjects beyond that which is already provided on any particular page.  If you do inquire, it is best to include identifying information:  who you are and why you are asking (if it is related to a class or just personal curiosity).

King's College, and/or the History Department faculty and/or Prof. Pavlac do not necessarily endorse the views or opinions published here nor substantiate all information as fully accurate or factual.  
This website, its author, and/or provider do not necessarily agree with and are not responsible for the information, opinion, or views of linked pages and sites.
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Annotated Bibliographies

Ancient West





Mary Magdalene


Medieval Europe

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Trotula of Salerno 

Elizabeth of Hungary

Birgitta of Sweden

Queen Margaret of Denmark

Christine de Pizan

Margaret of Anjou

Margery Kempe

Joan of Arc

Renaissance Europe
Caterina Sforza Catherine of Aragon, Queen of England Queen Isabel I of Spain
Anne Boleyn, Queen of England Queen "Bloody" Mary Tudor of England
Queen Elizabeth I of England
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots Catherine de Medici, Queen of France Theresa of Avila
Early Modern Europe
Erzebet Bathory of Hungary
Marguerite of Navarre

Glückel of Hamelin
Queen Christina of Sweden Queen Anne of England Maria Theresa Habsburg,
Archduchess of Austria
Madame de Maintenon of FranceMadame de Pompadour of France Marie Antoinette, Queen of France
Marie-Louise Elisabeth Vige-Lebrun Tsar Elizabeth I of Russia Tsar Catherine II "the Great" of Russia
Mary Wollstonecraft of England Luise,
Queen of Prussia
Émilie du Châtelet
Jane Austen Queen Victoria Florence Nightingale Elizabeth Fry

Elizabeth Gaskell

Josephine Grey Butler

Harriet Taylor Mill

Hannah More

Clara Schumann

Georges Sand

Clara Zetkin

Marie Curie

European Topics
Women and Medicine in Early Modern Europe Women and Science in Early Modern Europe European Witch Hunts
Asian Women
Trung Trac and Nhi,
Vietnamese Heroines
Tzu Hsi,
Empress of China
Indira Gandhi,
Prime Minister of India
Aung San Suu Kyi,
Activist in Myanmar
Asian Topics
Purdah The Taliban in Afghanistan Concubinage

Some General Links

Top 12 Warrior Moms in History: a brief review of some women rulers.

Diotoma: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World

Distinguished Women of Past and Present: created by Danuta Bois.  Upon discovering some interesting women previously ignored by historians, Ms. Bois wrote these numerous useful biographies with links.  

National Women's History Project: created by an educational,non-profit organization.  Its goals is providing materials for learning about women and recognizing their accomplishments.

Women's Hall of Fame: created by the Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. It provides some brief biographies of inductees, limited to Americans.

The Nation: Women's History Month: created by the magazine of progressive opinion.  It offers some articles from its archives going back to 1866 and links to feminist websites.  

Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from Around the World: from 1848 to the present.

Other Women's Voices: Translations of Women's Writing Before 1700.  from Enhuedanna to Elisabeth Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans. 

Prof. Pavlac's Women's History Resource Site
Site built, maintained, edited and Copyright MMI by Brian A. Pavlac.
Content contributed by Profesor Pavlac and the students in the following courses at King's College
Women in Western Civilization, Fall 1997:
R. Bagnuolo | E. Bareford | R. Blythe | A. Boyle | K. Bradigan | A. Cheatle | M. Filiziani | J. Kane | R. Lindbuchler | P. McCarthy | K. McCue | E. Nummey | A. Sebellin | M. Toscani

Rise of the Modern State, Spring 1998:
Susan Arnett | Ralph Bagnuolo | Richard Blythe | Alisa Boyle | Brandon Case | Austin Clarke | Melanie Filiziani | Brian Frable | Thomas Gilroy | Kevin Lesoine | Ryan Lindbuchler | Alan Mosca | Erin Nummey | David Rodriguez | Sean Thompson | Melissa Toscani | Brian Vinsko

Asian Civilizations, Fall 1998:
Susan Arnett | Austin Clarke | Thomas Gilroy | Gary Marcin | Alan Mosca | Salvatore Picinich | Mark Pryor | Maria Ulicny

Women in Western Civilization, Fall 2000:
Dawn Drumin | Matt Gingo | Paul Lindenmuth | Tricia Tait | Karen Woods

The Witch Hunts 1400-1800, Fall 2001:
Kristopher Atkinson | Lori Castiglione | Matthew Fisher | John Fitzpatrick | Thomas Flanagan | Clark Gallo | Matt Gingo | Brian Hazlak | Peter Kizis | Jennifer Levisky | Harry Lyons | Kelly McDermott | Sarah McKelvy | Mark Pisano | David Ruggles | Sandra Silvey | Jennifer York

Women in Western Civilization, Fall 2005:
Enrica L. Bellucci | Sheldon E.Broedel | Elena M.DiGrado | Kimberly A.Fabbri | Blaise J. Fitzpatrick | 
Michael Galli | Alexandra George | Jonathan  Grochowski | Ashley Grove | Lynn Isaac | Jean M. Lloyd | 
Elizabeth Rafter | Claire Sheehan | Melissa Stout | Andrew Wakefield

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Prof. Pavlac's Women's History Resource Site:
built, maintained & Copyright © MMXI by
B. A. Pavlac: All Rights Reserved.
Site Creation: 1997
Last Revision: 10 January 2018 

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