Invisible women: uncovering gendered histories

Listen to research fellow Kit Heyam uncover the hidden histories of underrepresented and forgotten women in Early Modern Europe through objects in our collection.

From the women who used classical mythology to fight for their right to education, to the resilient indigenous Taino women of the Caribbean, hear how examining an object's history can bring us closer to the experiences of people in the past.

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See the snuffbox, plate and hat featured in this talk on Explore the Collections.

Background image: Plate, made by Fontana Workshop, about 1560 – 70, Italy. Museum no. 8914-1863. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London