The intersections of poetry and story, history and legend, guided by feminist understandings of West Africa today.
Artist Saimdang was selected to feature of the 50,000-won banknote to raise awareness of gender equality within Korea. However, this choice caused great controversy amongst many feminist commentators, who saw the selection as a way for the government to promote historic Confucian notions of gender identity and patriarchal expectations of women.
Have you ever found yourself overthinking things? Or perhaps you spend more time contemplating than moving? To better understand my world, I moved. These days, however, I seem to spend more time thinking. “But isn’t that normal?” you might ask. Maybe, but it isn’t the only way to make sense of the world.
In 1968, Muhammad Reza Shah, the Pahlavi monarch of Iran made his first official visit to Malaysia. For the Iranian Shah, his visit to the region was part of his outreach to Third World nations to position himself as a leader of the Global South.
In a global era of ever diminishing influence for the construct of monarchy, and the Commonwealth specifically, why did people queue for hours to pay respects to a deceased monarch? In the latest SOAS History Blog episode, we investigate the motivations behind this phenomenon through interviews with those who participated in Queen Elizabeth II’s lying in state.
“I study women’s history and gender history. My thesis explores a women’s magazine from Shanghai in the early twentieth century.” “Really? I thought only women studied that.”
It seems impossible to deny the ubiquity of sexualised forms of violence against gendered bodies, and that things need to change. We need to keep talking about it.
The 1951 Oil Strike in Iran is characterised by an unprecedented solidarity and collaboration between students and workers in their fight against colonial capitalism.
t best this leads to far too many people asking the average lesbian minding their own business: ‘But, how do you even have sex?’ At worst, it snowballs into misconceptions of the longevity of queer, gender, and even racial and disability emancipation movements throughout history.
More about this episode Samples of music in this podcast have been for research and academic discussion, or are free use tracks. Podcast Transcript Introduction (Ellan): This is a SOAS History Blog podcast. To read and hear more content from the SOAS History Blog, go to blogs.soas.ac.uk/soashistoryblog. Music: Atlas Shoulders by Koi Discovery John-Michael: Hi, I’m…