Ramblings of a Deranged Historian

I am a PhD candidate in British history, focusing on imperialism. I have a strong interest in feminism and post-colonial theory. I tend to enjoy geeky TV shows, and I'm a huge comic nerd. Not to mention I love just being wacky to relieve stress.
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Hypatia, an oft-forgotten greek philosopher who lived in Roman Egypt c. 400CE. She was well-respected teacher of astronomy and mathematics in Alexandria. After she dared to challenge the political authority of Alexandria’s leading Christian bishop, Cyril, he used her identity as a woman to declare her intelligence and teachings ‘witchcraft,’ and incited a mob to drag her from her home and kill her in the streets. None of her academic work survives, although many of her students lived to tell the tale of the injustice of her murder.

Hypatia, an oft-forgotten greek philosopher who lived in Roman Egypt c. 400CE. She was well-respected teacher of astronomy and mathematics in Alexandria. After she dared to challenge the political authority of Alexandria’s leading Christian bishop, Cyril, he used her identity as a woman to declare her intelligence and teachings ‘witchcraft,’ and incited a mob to drag her from her home and kill her in the streets. None of her academic work survives, although many of her students lived to tell the tale of the injustice of her murder.