Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences


Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences


The broad collection of "Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences" highlights those women who dared in the areas of the arts (visual and performing), the humanities (philosophy, law, history, literature, religion, languages, communication), and the social sciences ( anthropology, archaeology, sociology, economics, psychology, political science). It also includes female intellectuals who were excluded from formal methods of education, but who advanced our collective knowledge of the aforementioned fields. Each of the fields represented started off as a male-dominated field. Although women have integrated all of these areas, they are still not representative in many such as religion, political science, law, economics, psychology, archaeology, history, and so on. This collection hopes to expand the readers' knowledge of women in these subjects and encourage their further study by women.

Collection Items

Katherine Von Bora
Former Catholic nun turned Protestant reformer

Artemisia Gentileschi
Painting title: Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting

Anne Hutchinson
In colonial US, she dared to believe that women could take an active role in religion

Cindy Sherman
Photographer whose work questions gender norms and cultural assumptions

Emma Goldman
Noted anarchist who fought for the rights of laborers and women

Frida Kahlo
Important artist of the mid-20th century

George Sand
Born Amadine-Aurore-Lucile Dupin, she was a prolific writer and advocate for women's rights

Harriet Beecher Stowe
Author whose book "Uncle Tom's Cabin" played an influential role in awakening Americans to the horrors of slavery

Hildegard von Bingen
Important author of the 12th century who composed music and wrote on medical treatments

Academic in ancient Greece who taught mathematics, philosophy, and astronomy
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