From comments: women in science, their history as told by… men?
A few strands are coming together in comments.
I’m somewhat annoyed at all the coverage A MAN talking about lost women scientists is getting, when we have several decades-worth of women historians of science who have been saying the exact same thing. This seems to me pretty much the standard thing of no-one listening until it’s said by a bloke (even if the women have already been saying it).
As a side note. I have been searching for a good book on a history of women in sciences. Can anyone recommend one?
The following have already been recommended:
- Margaret Wertheim (1995) Pythagoras’s Trousers: God, Physics, and the Gender War
- Julie Des Jardins (2010) The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science
Lesley Hall herself also has a book chapter: (2010) ‘Beyond Madame Curie? The Invisibility of Women’s Narratives in Science’ in L Timmel Duchamp (ed), Narrative Power: Encounters, Celebrations, Struggles.
For readers just starting out on this, what works would you recommend on the history of women in science and the invisibility of women in science? What women historians of science do work you love?