[FH Equality Commission] (In-)visibility of women in science: historical perspectives

The following Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science (SCGES) webinar will take place on Friday, 16 December from 4-6 pm. Please find below the programme and a link to the registration page. https://gender-equality-in-science.org/event/scges-webinar-december-16th-2022/ If you are unable to attend live, the recording will be available on the CGESS YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@standingcommitteegenderequ5484/streams

Today the visibility of women in science is far from matching the numbers of women actually engaged in scientific work. This situation is the outcome of a long history: there were indeed women engaged in science in the past, and despite their historical invisibility, historians of science have developed strategies to make them visible. Moreover, the research strategies developed to study these women of science of the past provide inspiration for endeavors to increase the visibility of women of science of the present, and to increase the number of women in science in the future.

Organized by the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPST).

The event will be held online on December 16th, 2022 at 4-6 PM CET.

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Participants in the webinar:

  • Patricia Fara (University of Cambridge): “Tomorrow Began Yesterday: Why History Matters”
  • Brigitte Stenhouse (University of Toronto & The Open University): “Navigating Gendered Barriers to Scientific Knowledge Through Spousal Cooperation: Mrs and Mr Mary Somerville”
  • Indianara Lima Silva (State University of Feira de Santana): “Visibility of Women in Science, for an Anti-oppressive World”