Lady Science no. 30: Data and Domesticity

Lady Science no. 30: Data and Domesticity

The History of Data is the History of Labor: Mary Putnam Jacobi and the Creation of a "truth truer than a poem" by Deanna Day

Mary Somerville, A Domestic Icon of Science by Michal Meyer

For Women's History Month, we have teamed up with writers from Chemical Heritage Foundation, Deanna Day and Michal Meyer. Day writes about the history of women's labor with Mary Putnam Jacobi's work on menstruation. Meyer explores how Mary Somerville navigated the strict gender roles of the 19th century while pursuing recognition for her work in science. 


*Banner image Data table from Jacobi's "The Question of Rest During Menstruation"

Lady Science no. 31: Witches and Wives

Lady Science no. 31: Witches and Wives

Lady Science no. 29: Naughty Nurses & Nightingale Myths

Lady Science no. 29: Naughty Nurses & Nightingale Myths