This exhibition was created in the framework of the CEF-project Europeana XX. A Century of Change which focuses on the 20th century and its social, political and economic changes. It is based on The Pill Expo: an exhibition project developed by a group of KU Leuven university students.
Curators of “The Pill Expo”
We are six ambitious women with Belgian, Chinese and Greek nationalities. Our passion for culture brought us together. All of us were master students of Cultural Studies at the Belgian university KU Leuven in 2020-2021. We created this exhibition as a part of the course 'Cultural Policy'. We started off with the theme 'game changers in the twentieth century', since our expo is part of the Europeana XX, Century of Change project. Almost immediately, we agreed that the history of the birth control pill was the topic to go with. This digital exhibition is the result of months of virtual hard work. Due to the Covid pandemic and living in different countries, we weren't able to meet each other in real life. However, that didn't stop us from developing a great friendship while working together.
- Sophie Poblome
- Alexandra Boussiou
- Xinghan Lou
- Eleni Stergiopoulou
- Yingwen 'Scarlett' Chen
- Margot Melsens
Adaptation for europeana.eu
- Sofie Taes, KU Leuven - Photoconsortium
- Fred Truyen, KU Leuven
Europeana XX partners
- Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (NISV) - coordinator
- Europeana Foundation
- Istituto Luce-Cinecittà (LUCE)
- The National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute (FINA)
- Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum e.V. (DFF)
- European Fashion Heritage Association (EFHA)
- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven)
- Photoconsortium - International Consortium for Photographic Heritage
- Jewish Historical Museum (JHM)
- Jewish Historical Network (JHN)
- National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
- Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
- Noterik B.V (NOTERIK)
- Natalie Angier, “Why the Oral Contraceptive Is Just Known as The Pill”, Smithsonianmag.com, November 2013.
- Paul J. Carrick, Medical Ethics in Ancient World, 2001; "A History of Birth Control Methods", Planned Parenthood Report, 2012.
- James Reed, The Birth Control Movement and American Society: From Private Vice to Public Virtue, 1984.
- "Wagner Pill Dispenser Patent Model", National Museum of American History.
- "On The Pill", National Museum of American History.
- Amirrtha Srikanthan and Robert L. Reid, Religious and Cultural Influences on Contraception, 2008.
- "From the Archives, 1968: Pope reaffirms ban on birth-control Pill", The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 July 2019.
- Ryan Jaslow, "Should nuns take birth control pills?: What study says", CBS News, 8 December 2011.
- Marian Rengel, Encyclopedia of Birth Control, 2000.
- Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz, The Power of the Pill: Oral Contraceptives and Women’s Career and Marriage Decisions, 2002.
- Clare Debenham, Marie Stopes’ Sexual Revolution and the Birth Control Movement, 2018.
- "Women's History Month: The Centenary of Britain's First Birth Control Clinic", University of London: Senate House Library.
- Margaret Sanger, Britannica Academic; C. Valenza, "Was Margaret Sanger a racist?", Family Planning Perspectives 17, no. 1 (1985): 44-46.
- "Katharine Dexter McCormick", PBS American Experience.
- Vincent Tompkins, Judith Baughman et al., American Decades 1970-1979, 1994.
- "Feminisme: De tweede feministische golf in Vlaanderen", Gender Geschiedenis.
- A. Van Wersch, J. Eberhardt, and F. Stringer, "Attitudes towards the Male Contraceptive Pill: Psychosocial and Cultural Explanations for Delaying a Marketable Product." Basic and Clinical Andrology 22, no. 3 (2012): 171-79.
- "Birth Control Pill", Planned Parenthood; "IUD", Planned Parenthood.
- "Planned Parenthood", Britannica Academic.
- "Would you be more careful if it was you that got pregnant?", Victoria & Albert Museum.
- Norman Goldstruck, Dirk Wildemeersch, "Emergency contraception: history, methods, mechanisms, misconceptions and a philosophical evaluation", Gynecology & Obstetrics 4, no. 5 (2014): 2161-0932.
- More information on the side effects of the pill can be found on the website of Planned Parenthood.