Best of the Net: Monday, 15 September


It was the Mary Wollstonecraft’s birthday during the week and to celebrate it the History Vault (@historyvault) shared this podcast on twitter by Dr Jenny McAuley looking at the text of Vindication of the Rights of Women.

This week Buzzfeed brought us 35 things to do with all those books… Find it here.

History Extra looked at the world of eighteenth-century female boxing here.

Last week Vincent Morely has published a new post on his blog about  Irish language diaries as historical sources. You can read it here.

You may have missed it but the Dublin Festival of History’s programme is out. The festival runs 26th-28th of September and is packed with excellent events (many of them free) and you can find it here. The Stoneybatter & Smithfield People’s History Project are also running a history festival 26th-28th of September and you can find out more details by looking at their Facebook page.