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100 women: meet the nominators

The 10 historians and experts below each nominated 10 women they feel changed the world in their field of study…

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Published: August 9, 2018 at 9:00 am
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Andrew Dickson

Nominated by Andrew Dickson. Andrew is journalist, author and broadcaster who regularly writes and presents radio programmes for the BBC. His most recent book is Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare's Globe (Bodley Head, 2015).


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Science & Technology


Nominated by Patricia Fara. Patricia is president of the British Society for the History of Science and a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. Her latest book is A Lab of One's Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War (OUP, 2018).

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Religion & Philosophy

Tom Holland

Nominated by historian and author Tom Holland. Tom's books include Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic(Little, Brown). He is also presenter of BBC Radio 4's Making History and has written and presented a number of TV documentaries, on subjects ranging from religion to dinosaurs.

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Leaders & Royalty

Suzannah Lipscomb

Nominated by Suzannah Lipscomb. Suzannah is an historian, author, broadcaster, and award-winning academic. Her forthcoming book The Voices of Nîmes: Women, Sex, and Marriage in Reformation Languedoc will examine the lives of women in 16th-century France (published by OUP in late 2018/early 2019).

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Media & Culture

jenni murray (Les Wilson)

Nominated by Jenni Murray. Jenni is a journalist and broadcaster who has presented BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour since 1987. She is the author of several books including A History of Britain in 21 Women (Oneworld, 2016). Her forthcoming book, A History of the World in 21 Women: A Personal Selection, will be published in November by Oneworld.

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Exploration & Adventure


Nominated by Kate Pankhurst. Kate is an author, illustrator and a distant relation of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst. Her most recent book is Fantastically Great Women Who Made History (Bloomsbury Children's books, 2018).

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DMU starts a new sports history degree

Nominated by Martin Polley. Martin is director of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University.

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Politics, Revolutionaries & Activists


Nominated by June Purvis. June is emeritus professor of women's and gender history at the University of Portsmouth. She has written extensively on the suffragette movement, including Christabel Pankhurst: A Biography (Routledge, 2018).

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Elisabeth Shipton CMYK

Nominated by Elisabeth Shipton. Elisabeth is author of Female Tommies: The Frontline Women of the First World War (The History Press, 2014).

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Business & Economics

Linda Yueh

Nominated by Dr Linda Yueh, an economist at Oxford University and London Business School and author of The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today (Viking, 2018).


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