Victoria Woodhull, c. 1870. Photo by Matthew Brady.

WashU Expert: History of female presidential candidates

As Democrats gather in Philadelphia, and Hillary Clinton accepts her party’s nomination for the presidency, it is worth pausing to consider the history of previous female presidential candidates. “Women have been running for president since before they had the right to vote,” said Andrea Friedman, professor of history and of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Washington University in St. Louis. “This has been a very long time coming.”

WashU Expert: Proposed ‘revenge porn’ bill balances regulation with protecting free expression

U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier introduced on July 14 a long-delayed federal bill that would outlaw nonconsensual pornography in the United States. While he supports the law, Neil Richards, privacy law expert at Washington University in St. Louis, think it’s important that the bill be drafted in such a way as to not be a tool for censorship that can threaten our commitment to free expression.
Correcting errors in a digital transcription of Edmund Spenser’s “The Faerie Queen” published in 1596. (Photo: Joe Angeles/Washington University)

The Early Modern Lab

The Early Modern Lab, a cooperative Mellon-funded venture between Washington University, Northwestern and Notre Dame, is shaping the way scholars interact with early modern print culture.
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