A disposizione il libro “Women in the History of Science”. Il pdf è liberamente scaricabile

Women in the history of science

“Women in the History of Science – A sourcebook” raccoglie e commenta le fonti primarie che testimoniano il ruolo delle donne nella produzione scientifica. Pubblicato il 6 marzo 2023 da UCL Press, è liberamente scaricabile in pdf

Lunedì scorso UCL press, la casa editrice dell’University College London ha annunciato l’uscita di Women in the History of Science – A sourcebook. Il libro raccoglie contributi di decine di storici e storiche da tutto il mondo (Italia inclusa) ed è stato curato da Hannah Wills (Honorary Research Associate at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL), Sadie Harrison (Honorary Research Associate at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL), Erika Lynn Jones  (Curator of Navigation and Oceanography at Royal Museums, Greenwich), Farrah Lawrence-Mackey (PhD in History and Philosophy of Science from UCL) e Rebecca Martin (Research Fellow in the Centre for History in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine). 

Presentazione (dal sito dell’editore):
Women in the History of Science raccoglie le fonti primarie che evidenziano il coinvolgimento delle donne nella produzione di conoscenza scientifica in tutto il mondo. Attingendo a testi, immagini e oggetti, ogni fonte primaria è accompagnata da un testo esplicativo, domande per stimolare la discussione e una bibliografia per aiutare ulteriori ricerche.

Suddiviso in periodi dal 1200 a. C. al ventunesimo secolo, e attraverso 12 temi inclusivi e di vasta portata, questo libro è una risorsa inestimabile per studenti e docenti nell’esplorare la storia delle donne nei campi della scienza, della tecnologia, della matematica, della medicina e della cultura.

Mentre le donne sono troppo spesso escluse dalle narrazioni tradizionali della storia della scienza, questo libro si concentra sulle voci e le esperienze delle donne in una vasta gamma di domini della conoscenza. Mettendo in discussione la nostra comprensione di cosa sia la scienza, dove avviene e chi produce conoscenza scientifica, questo libro è un aiuto per liberare il piani di studio all’interno delle scuole e delle università.

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Ecco l’indice

List of figures
List of contributors
A note on pronouns


Part I: Ancient ways of knowing (1200 BCE−900 CE)

1 Tappūtī-Bēlet-Ekallim (fl. 1200 BCE): A cuneiform tablet on Middle Assyrian perfumery (c. 1200 BCE)
Eduardo A. Escobar (he/him)

2 Circe: An extract from Homer’s Odyssey (c. 900−800 BCE)
Andrew Gregory (he/him)

3 Anonymous: Dialogue of the philosophers and Cleopatra (c. 600-700 CE)
Vincenzo Carlotta (he/him) 

4 The Southern Moche group: A ceramic vessel from coastal Peru (c. 200−900 CE)
Esme Loukota (she/her)

5 Hypatia of Alexandria (c. 350−415 CE): Letter from Synesius of Cyrene to Paeonius (c. 355−415 CE)
Aiste Celkyte (she/her) 

Part II: Materials and manuscripts (900−1600 CE)

6 Ku‘ayba bt. Sa‘d al-Aslamiyya (fl. 620 CE): An extract from Kitab al-tabaqat al-kubra (Book of the Great Generations) (c. 600-900 CE)
Shazia Jagot (she/her) 

7 Mariam al-Ijli al-Asturlabi (c. tenth century CE): An extract from Fihrist Al-Nadim (Index) (c. 998 CE)
Shazia Jagot (she/her) 

8 Josian: Extracts from the Middle English Romance Bevis of Hampton (c. 1300 CE)
Hannah Bower (she/her)

9 Mary, Queen of Scots (1542−1587 CE), Elizabeth Talbot (1527−1587 CE) and members of the Queen’s household: The Oxburgh Hangings (1569−1585 CE)

Sarah Cawthorne (she/her)

Part III: Producing knowledge (16001700)

10 Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623–1673): Observations upon Experimental Philosophy, The Blazing World, and Poems and Fancies (1668)
Liza Blake (she/her)

11 Mrs Mary Chantrell (fl. 1690): Book of receipts (1690−1693)

Lucy J. Havard (she/her) 

12 Sati-un-Nisa (d. 1646): Ma’asir-ul-Umara (Biography of the Notables) (1780) and photographs of the Mausoleum Saheli Burj (Female Companion’s Monument) (2020)
Mariam Sabri (they/them) and Anurag Advani (he/him) 

13 Marie Crous (fl. 1641): Extracts from two of her mathematical works, the Advis de Marie Crous (1636) and Abbrégé recherché de Marie Crous (1641)
Giovanna Cifoletti (she/her) and Jean-Marie Coquard (he/him) 

Part IV: Art, gender and knowledge (1700s)

14 Maria Sibylla Merian (1647−1717): Extract from Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium (The Metamorphosis of Insects in Surinam) (1705)

Tamara Caulkins (she/her) 

15 Anna Morandi Manzolini (1714−1774): Self-portrait in wax (1755)

Corinne Doria (she/her) 

16 Margaret Cavendish Holles Harley Bentinck (1715−1785): Frontispiece to A Catalogue of the Portland Museum (1786)

Sadie Harrison (she/her) 

17 Marie-Anne Paulze-Lavoisier (1758−1836): Illustration in a scientific text (c. 1790)

Francesca Antonelli (she/her) 

Part V: Societies and networks of science (16601850s)

18 Josefa Amar y Borbón (1749−1833): An extract from Discurso sobre la educación física y moral de las mujeres (Discourse on women’s physical and moral education) (1790)

Mónica Bolufer Peruga (she/her) 

19 Ekaterina Romanova Dashkova (1744−1810): An extract from Memoirs of the Princess Daschkaw, Lady of Honour to Catherine II (1840)

Simon Werrett (he/him) 

20 Caroline Lucretia Herschel (1750−1848): An extract from Memoir and Correspondence of Caroline Herschel (1876)

Mascha Hansen (she/her) 

21 Lady Jane Davy (c. 1780−1855): As described in two extracts from her contemporaries (1812 and 1815)

Frank A. J. L. James (he/him) 

22 The Junta de Damas de Honor y Mérito (Committee of Ladies of Honour and Merit): Children’s parchments in the Madrid Foundling House (1802)
Elena Serrano (she/her) 

Part VI: Maps, scientific travel and colonialism (1800s)

23 Women travellers in Africa: Map by Friedrich Welwitsch (c. 1853–1860)
Sara Albuquerque (she/her) and Silvia Figueirôa (she/her)

24 Martha Luise Sophie Bielenstein (1861−1938): Map of ‘The Latvian Language Area’ (1892)

Catherine Gibson (she/her)

25 Thomasina Ross (fl. 1850s): Title page of Alexander von Humboldt’s Personal Narrative of Travels (1852−1853)

Alison Martin (she/her)

26 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz (1822−1907): The Hassler expedition (1871−1872)

Erika Jones (she/her)

Part VII: Representations of the natural world (1800s)

27 Margaret Meen (fl. 1775−1824), Sarah Anne Drake (1803−1857), and Marianne North (1830−1890): Three botanical illustrations from women with connections to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Julia Buckley (she/her) 

28 Eleanor Ormerod (1828−1901): Entomological specimens presented to the Museum of Economic Botany at Kew Gardens (1875−1880)

Caroline Cornish (she/her) 

29 Emina María Jackson y Zaragoza (1858–?): Illustration of Diospyros embryopteris in the third edition of Manuel Blanco’s Flora de Filipinas (Flora of the Philippines) (1877–1883)
Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez (she/her/siya) 

30 Sally Paul (fl. 1860s): Captain Campbell Hardy’s ‘Indian Remedy for Smallpox’, Teranaki Herald (1872)
Farrah Lawrence-Mackey (she/her) 

Part VIII: Women and Geology – A Case Study (1823-1919)

31 Mary Anning (1799−1847): Letters from Anning to Sir Henry Bunbury (1823)

Ross MacFarlane (he/him) 

32 Etheldred Benett (1775−1845): Preface to Catalogue of the Organic Remains of the County of Wiltshire (1831)

Susan Pickford (she/her) 

33 Gertrude Lilian Elles (1872−1960): Geological hammers

Sandra Freshney (she/her) 

Part IX: Education, access and agency (18501905)

34 Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (1815−1852): Anonymous obituary published in The Examiner (1852)

Hannah Wills (she/her) 

35 Mary Seacole (1805−1881): Extract from Seacole’s autobiography Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands (1857)

Marie Allitt (she/her) 

36 Sarah Emily Davies (1830−1921): A letter to Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1873)

Rebecca Martin (she/her) 

37 Dr Laura Esther Rodríguez Dulanto (1872−1919): Introductory passage to her medical surgery doctoral dissertation, Perú (1900)

José Ragas (he/him) and Camila Rodríguez-Birke (she/her) 

38 Anna Fischer-Dückelmann (1856−1917): Extract from Woman as Family Doctor (1905)

Izel Demirbas (she/her) 

Part X: Women in the scientific sorkforce (18901950)

39 Rural Portuguese Women: Image of silkworm sorting using the Pasteur Method (1890−1900)

Isabel Zilhão (she/her)

40 Funü zazhi, 婦女雜誌 (The Ladies’ Journal): Three illustrations from the magazine (c. 1915−1931)

Hsiang-fu Huang (he/him) 

41 ‘Women Engineers in the Field of Radio Telegraphy’: Extract from The Woman Engineer (1922)
Elizabeth Bruton (she/her), Graeme Gooday (he/him) and Anne Locker (she/her)

42 Women demonstrating electrical appliances: Public demonstration of Appliance Utilities, Barcelona (1934)
Jordi Ferran Boleda (he/him) 

43 Women in Portuguese Archaeology: A photograph of the Vila Nova de São Pedro excavation team (early 1950s)
Ana Cristina Martins (she/her) 

Part XI: Women and the institutions of science (19101950)

44 Elsie Wakefield (1886−1972): Photograph of a fungi foray in Epping Forest, England (c. 1910)

Katherine Harrington (she/her)

45 Caroline Eustis Seely (1887−1961): A letter to the American Mathematical Society (1922)

Ellen Abrams (she/her) 

46 Anna Tumarkin (1875−1951): A translation of an excerpt from her Methoden der Psychologischen Forschung (Methods of Psychological Inquiry) (1929)

Stefan Reiners-Selbach (he/him) 

47 Kathleen Lonsdale (1903−1971): A letter to Hubert Peet, editor of The Friend magazine (1945)

Ash Arcadian (he/him) 

48 Rosalind Franklin (1920−1958): ‘Photograph 51’ and a 50 pence piece marking the centenary of her birth

Frank A. J. L. James (he/him) 

Part XII Embodied female experiences of science (1965present)

49 Margaret ‘Peggy’ Ann Lucas (b. 1947): 2013 interview with Spaceflight Insider about the Tektite II mission (1970)
Antony Adler (he/him) 

50 Unnamed female monkey: Image of monkeys in a breeding programme for polio vaccine testing (1978−2005)

Anne van Veen (she/her)

51 Unnamed working-class woman: Handwritten family recipe (1980s)
Catherine Price (she/her)

52 Stephanie Shirley (b. 1933), Janet Thomson (b. 1942), Sue Vine (fl. 1960s), and Charlotte Armah (b. 1970): Extracts from ‘An Oral History of British Science’ transcripts (2009–2015)
Sally Horrocks (she/her), Thomas Lean (he/him) and Paul Merchant (he/him)

Epilogue: Going forward and liberating the curriculum