TWO YEARS of Ælfgif-who?!
International Women's Day 2023
It’s Ælfgif-who?’s birthday! Two years old today!
We are now a community 32,000 strong, which is a bigger audience than I ever could have imagined two years ago. Since my very first post International Women’s Day 2021, I have written, recorded and published 31 biographies of early medieval women! This is your yearly reminder that all of these biographies are available to read and listen to for free, at any time, in the Substack archive, and each features a beautiful individual portrait of its subject.
What’s next for Ælfgif-who?
After a short pause, Ælfgif-who? is back with a vengeance. Over the next few months you can look forward to a newsletter revisiting the life one of our previous subjects with exciting new discoveries, an exploration of women’s book culture in early medieval England, an interview with Dr Eleanor Janega about her excellent new book The Once and Future Sex, a guest post about the life of a fascinating queen from across the sea, and much more. I will also be making most of the now extensive Ælfgif-who? archive by reminding subscribers of a biography drawn from the vaults every month.
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