Schedule Archive

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March 2017

Theme: “She never learned to yield” ~Chorus (Antigone)

“Antigone: To Stand in the Storm” E.J. Lawrence

“Unequivocal Voices: The Sacred Feminine Challenges Authority” K.P. Kulski

“Persephone’s Side of the Story” Kaitlin Bevis

“Boudicca: The Celtic Queen Who Refused to Bow to Rome” Erica Millard

April 2017

Theme: “For if she flees, soon she will pursue.” ~Sappho (Fragments)

“Revolt: Morisco Women on the Way to Alpujarras” K.P. Kulski

“Set a Fire and Burn” E.J. Lawrence

“Wondrous Odyssey Weaver” Patricia Jakovich VanAmburg

“Sappho: The Dangerous and Desirable Educated Woman” Ava de Cenizas

May 2017

Theme: “May I never be separated from this purple and may I not live that day on which those who meet me shall not address me as mistress.” ~Empress Theodora, Byzantine Empire, AD 532

“How Cinderella Becomes the Evil Queen” Rebecca Halsey

“Marie de France Invents Courtly Love; Or, Why We Have Chivalry All Wrong” E.J. Lawrence

“Monolithic: Kandakes of Kush, Queens of Stone” K.P. Kulski

“Beautiful or Nothing at all” Kourtnea Zinov’yevna Hogan

“Royal People: Isabella of France, She-Wolf of England” Just History Posts

June 2017

Theme: “But although I heard and saw [this calling], because of doubt and a low opinion of myself and because of what people might say, I refused for a long time the call to write.” ~Hildegard of Bingen, 12th Century

“My Doubts are Chains of Shadows–In the Light, I am Free” E.J. Lawrence

“The Write Awakening” Sara Tantlinger

Venus Rises” Kaitlin Bevis

“From Ashes to Impossible, From Impossible to Success: Christine de Pizan” K.P. Kulski

July 2017

Theme: “So large and generous was her mind,/ Reason she gladly understood;/ It followed that she loved the good…” ~The Book of the Duchess, Geoffrey Chaucer (elegy for Blanche of Lancaster)

“The Clear Light of Reason” E.J. Lawrence

“Tower of the Moon and Stars: Queen Seondeok of Silla” K.P. Kulski

“Cleopatra the Alchemist: Sketch of a Philanthropist” Victor T. Cypert

“Marguerite de Navarre, Renaissance (Wo)man” Michael K. Ingram

August 2017

Theme: “She doesn’t hear the sound of Mother and Father calling, she only hears Mount Yen’s nomad horses cry tsiu tsiu. She goes ten thousand miles on the business of war.” ~The Ballad of Hua Mulan

“Part 1–Hua Mulan: East-West with Honor” K.P. Kulski

“Part 2–Hua Mulan: East-West with Honor” K.P. Kulski

“With Pitiless Heart and a Woman’s Weapons: The Carnage of Camilla” E.J. Lawrence

“Otrera: The First Queen of the Amazons” Kaitlin Bevis

September 2017

Theme: “I take upon myself the burden of all suffering. I am resolved to do so, I will endure it. I do not turn or run away, do not tremble, am not terrified, nor afraid, do not turn back or despond. And why? At all costs I must bear the burdens of all beings. In that I do not follow my own inclinations. I have made the vow to save all beings. All beings I must set free.” ~Bodhisattva’s Infinite Compassion

“To Feed the Enemy: The American Histrio-Myth of Pocahontas” K.P. Kulski

“Featured–Dig: A History Podcast” DIG

“Compassion ‘for Such a Time as This'” E.J. Lawrence

“Featured–Florence Nightingale” History Channel

October 2017

Theme: “And so on a time it happened that Merlin showed [Nimue] in a rock whereas was a great wonder, and wrought by enchantment, that went under a great stone. So by her subtle working she made Merlin to go under that stone to let her wit of the marvels there; but she wrought so there for him that he came never out for all the craft he could do. And so she departed and left Merlin.” ~Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur

“Lakshmi: The Hindu Goddess of the Lotus Brings Prosperity” Ava de Cenizas

“Morgana le Fay: Evil Queen or Loving Sister? Part 1” E.J. Lawrence

“Morgana le Fay: Evil Queen or Loving Sister? Part 2” E.J. Lawrence

Featured- Malta’s Neolithic Underground (Jaunting Jen)

“Pythia of the Womb of Life and Death: The Significance of the Oracle at Delphi” K.P. Kulski

November 2017

Theme: “I, the old woman who am now dust was once the priestess of Demeter and again of the Kabiri and afterwards Kybele. I was patroness of many young women. I had two male children and closed my eyes at a goodly old age in their arms. Go in peace.” -Hellenic Funeral Stele

Featured (Multiple Sites): Funerary Artifact Highlights: Death and Rebirth in the Ancient Greek World

“Brigid, the Goddess of Wisdom and Everything Else” E.J. Lawrence

“Death, Lust and Fire: The Many Aspects of Women in the Ancient World” K.P. Kulski

December 2017

Finishing with a look back on our favorite posts of the year!

Dec 4th:

K.P.’s Pick!

Dec 11th:

E.J.’s Pick!

__________________________________________________  2018

March 2018

Theme: Form and Shapeshifting

“I fear Macha, Babd, and Neiman, the three forms of the Morrigan, the goddess of war, of death and slaughter, and most of all, her blood-drinking raven form.” ~The Children of Lir

March 4: “The Morrigan and the Illusion of Identity” E.J. Lawrence

March 12: “Daphne’s Laurel Tree and the Me Too Movement” K.P. Kulski

March 19: “Metis: Mother of Wisdom” Meagan Logsdon

March 26: “The Shapeshifting Power of Superheroes” Carrie Gessner

April 2018

Theme: Motherhood and Childbearing

“Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail our life our sweetness and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.”~ Salve Regina (Roman Catholic Marian Prayer)

April 2: Part 1: “Exalted Motherhood, Prized Infants: From Pagan Rome to Christianized Europe” K.P. Kulski

April 9: Part 2: “Exalted Motherhood, Prized Infants: From Pagan Rome to Christianized Europe” K.P. Kulski

April 16: “Motherhood as Power: The Importance of Children to Viking Age Queens” Carrie Gessner

April 23: “Under Tawaret’s Protection: Childbirth in Ancient Egypt” Jennifer Della’Zanna

April 30: “Of Hope and Expectation” E.J. Lawrence

May 2018

Theme: Women Who Murder

“And if these ornaments she take and put them on, miserably shall she die, and likewise everyone who touches her; with such fell poisons will I smear my gifts. And here I quit this theme; but I shudder at the deed I must do next; for I will slay the children I have borne; there is none shall take them from my toils; and when I have utterly confounded Jason’s house I will leave the land…” ~Medea, Euripedes

May 7: “Blood Monster: When the Serial Killer is a Woman” K.P. Kulski

May 14: “Medea: The Power of Progeneration” Ava de Cenizas

May 21: “Women’s Weapon, Women’s Work: The Oracle Glass and the Affair of the Poisons” Carrie Gessner

May 28: “Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Deceived: Clytemnestra’s Revenge” E.J. Lawrence

June 2018

Theme: We Thought We Knew Her

Of Adam’s first wife, Lilith, it is told
(The witch he loved before the gift of Eve,)
That, ere the snake’s, her sweet tongue could deceive,
And her enchanted hair was the first gold.
And still she sits, young while the earth is old,
And, subtly of herself contemplative,
Draws men to watch the bright web she can weave,
Till heart and body and life are in its hold.
The rose and poppy are her flower; for where
Is he not found, O Lilith, whom shed scent
And soft-shed kisses and soft sleep shall snare?
Lo! As that youth’s eyes burned at thine, so went
Thy spell through him, and left his straight neck bent
And round his heart one strangling golden hair. ~Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

June 4: “Not Below: The Rebellion of Lilith and Eve” K.P. Kulski

June 11: “Feminism: Dispelling Frequent Misconceptions” K.W. Taylor

June 18: “The Face that Launched a Thousand Ships…and Helen of Troy” E.J. Lawrence

June 25: “Perspective and Perception: The Evolution of Attolia in The Queen’s Thief Series” Carrie Gessner

July 2018

Theme:  Women and the Sea

“She bathes in water, yet her fire must burn.” ~Venus and Adonis, William Shakespeare

July 2: “Recommended Site: The History of Ancient Greece Podcast”

July 9: “The Pirate Queen of the South China Seas” K.P. Kulski

July 16: “The Lady of the Lake: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated” E.J. Lawrence

July 23: “The Problem of Ophelia” Carrie Gessner

July 30: “Women of the Ocean: What the Tale of the Selkie Tells Us About Consent” K.P. Kulski

August 2018

Theme:  Lady Midnight

“She who receives the me of the underworld does not return. She who goes to the Dark City stays there.” ~The Descent of Inanna

August 6: Recommended Sites

August 13: Persephone and the Discomfort of Darkness – Carrie Gessner

August 20: Dualistic Identities and the Goddesses of Dark Places – K.P. Kulski

August 27: Celtic Womanhood and the Banshee – Juliette F. Martin

September 2018

Theme: Harvest

“The holy heaven yearns to wound the earth, and yearning layeth hold on the earth to join in wedlock; the rain, fallen from the amorous heaven, impregnates the earth, and it bringeth forth for mankind the food of flocks and herds and Demeter’s gifts; and from that moist marriage-rite the woods put on their bloom.” ~ Aeschylus

September 4: “Women at Harvest Time”

September 10: “Let’s Get the Party Started: The Feast of Thesmophoria and Laughter” – K.P. Kulski

September 18: “Harvesting as Heroic: Magic and the Natural World in David Mealing’s Ascension Cycle” Carrie Gessner

September 24: Recommended Podcast on Demeter

October 2018

Theme: Witches

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” ~Macbeth

October 1: Gone Fishing

October 8: “Good Witch, Bad Witch–Which is Witch?” E.J. Lawrence

October 15: “Witches: The Threat of Change” K.P. Kulski

October 22: “A Curse on Being a Woman: The Witch in Mryse Conde’s I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem” Carrie Gessner

October 29: “From Witch Hysteria to Sephora Kits: Reclaiming Words and Power” Sara Tantlinger

November 2018

Theme: Female Friendship

November 5: “Female Friendships in Jacques’s Ragnarok Unwound” Carrie Gessner

November 12: “Thou and I are One: What As You Like it Teaches Us about Friendship” E.J. Lawrence

November 19: “A History of Female Friendship” Featured Article from the NYT

November 26: “We Raise Our Sisters on Our Shields: The Modern Valkyrie” Kristin Jacques

December 2018

Theme: Our Favorite Things! For this month, we’re each going to re-post our favorite article from the year!

December 3rd: K.P. Kulski’s Favorite Article from 2018

December 10th: E.J. Lawrence’s Favorite Article from 2018

December 17th: Carrie Gessner’s Favorite Article from 2018

December 24th: Our Favorite Guest Post!

December 31st: Our Other Favorite Guest Post!