Webinar: (In-)visibility of women in science – historical perspectives

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

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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.

The webinar will be chaired by Catherine Jami, chair of the Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science (SCGES).


  • 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 Silva (State University of Feira de Santana): “Visibility of Women in Science, for an Anti-oppressive World”

⏮ Past SCGES webinars can be viewed on the SCGES YouTube channel

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