Women in Science Research NetworkResearch Network
Professor Susan Hawkins, Kingston University
Melanie Aspey, The Rothschild Archive
Dr Felicity Henderson, University of Exeter, formerly The Royal Society
Dr Claire Jones, University of Liverpool
Dr Jennifer Thomas, The Rothschild Archive
The Women in Science Research Network (WISRNet) is a cross-disciplinary network of academics, archivists and practising scientists who have come together to examine the participation of women in learned scientific societies, from the early 19th century to current times. By sharing cross disciplinary methodologies we will explore what each group might learn from the other and engage in a wider history of how gender affects authority, expertise, recognition and involvement in science. The project time frame extends back to 1830, to include the election as fellows to the Royal Astronomical Society of Caroline Herschel and Mary Somerville, and continues through to the present day.
This is a collaborative project led by Kingston University with support from The Royal Society, The Rothschild Archive and Liverpool University.
Inside Science, Radio 4, Thursday 29th May 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b044j948
Science Weekly Podcast, The Guardian, Monday 12th May 2014 http://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2014/may/12/science-weekly-podcast-dna-synthetic-biology