Gorgeous pages from Astronicum Caesareum, 1540, a manual on the use of astronomical devices like the astrolabe. Hand-colored woodcuts by Michael Ostendorfer, written by Petrus Apianus, court astronomer to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
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African-American Women Chemists
Jeannette E. Brown
This book profiles the lives of numerous women, ranging from the earliest pioneers up until the late 1960’s when the Civil Rights Acts sparked greater career opportunities. Brown examines each woman’s motivation to pursue chemistry, describes their struggles to obtain an education and their efforts to succeed in a field in which there were few African American men, much less African American women, and details their often quite significant accomplishments. The book looks at chemists in academia, industry, and government, as well as chemical engineers, whose career path is very different from that of the tradition chemist, and it concludes with a chapter on the future of African American women chemists, which will be of interest to all women interested in a career in science.
I want feminists to be enrolled more tightly in the meaning-making processes of technoscientific world-building. I also want feminist—activists, cultural producers, scientists, engineers, and scholars (all overlapping categories) — to be recognized for the articulations and enrollment we have been making all along within technoscience, in spite of the ignorance of most “mainstream” scholars in their characterization (or lack of characterizations) of feminism in relation to both technoscientific practice and technoscience studies.
Subject: Shapiro, Dena Type: Black-and-white photographs Local number: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-3244] Summary: Dena Evelyn Shapiro [Joseph] received a Master’s in sociology from the University of Chicago in 1929. This photo describes her as just having traveled “to Palestine, to see how the new cloth of Zionism is fitting into the old garment of the complex Moslem-Christian-Jewish life there.” Cite as: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archivess Place: Palestine Persistent URL:Link to data base record Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives View more collections from the Smithsonian Institution.
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