Woman of the week:

Eva Hesse

also available in German

Eva Hesse


This biography is not yet available in English. You can find the German version here


Woman of the week:

Louise Michel

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Frauenbild


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Woman of the week:

Dorothea Lange

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Dorothea Lange


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Woman of the week:

Louise Bourgeois

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Louise Bourgeois


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Woman of the week:

Elizabeth Blackwell

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Elizabeth Blackwell

born 3 February 1821 in Counterslip near Bristol
died 31 May 1910 in Kilmun, Scotland

First American woman doctor; pioneer of preventive medicine
100th anniversary of death on 31 May 2010


Elizabeth Blackwell was born to Hannah Lane and Samuel Blackwell on February 3, 1821, near Bristol England. A sugar refiner by trade, Samuel also served as a lay preacher for the “Independent” church. Hannah surrounded her family with the music and books she valued from her childhood. In addition to being disciplined in the home by Samuel’s four maiden sisters, Elizabeth and her sisters studied with private tutors, learning the same subjects as their brothers. The Blackwell children grew up surrounded by a progressive social consciousness, including support for women’s rights, temperance and the abolition of slavery. Partly as a …

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Woman of the week:

Doris Dörrie

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doris doerrie

German director, producer and author

born on May 26, 1955 in Hannover, Germany


"The blue skirt is too blue and the red sweater is too red," says Lotte, "I want to put on the princess dress." In her first book for children (1998)—enchantingly illustrated by Julia Kaergel—Doris Dörrie has her characters, a mother and daughter, take the train to work and to preschool with crowns on their heads and wearing magnificent dresses . This scene is exemplary for Dörrie’s philosophy: play, dress up, think against the grain, transgress boundaries, transform the serious into something light-hearted, seek out unconventional paths, be in transit… Doris Dörrie hitchhiked through the Soviet Union, travelled through South America, …

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