Anna Geurts


Are we done with ironing?

'Do you iron?' We were lying by the pool, so my friend’s question was an unexpected one. She herself is a non-ironer, and she seemed to be gauging whether this makes her a bad person.
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Give us an Ordinary Bearded Lady

As a historian who has worked on gender performance and the powers and weaknesses that such performances may bring, I have been watching this year's Eurovision Song Contest with some excitement - but also with
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Dirt or development?

British air is too dirty, according to the EU. And Sheffield is one of the cities particularly affected. But who decides what is dirty? As a historian, I see norms of cleanliness shift over the centuries.
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