Episode 17: The Wives, Sisters, and Helpers of Science
Hosts: Anna Reser, Leila McNeill, and Rebecca Ortenberg
Guest: Michelle DiMeo
Producer: Leila McNeill
Music: Careful! by Zombie Dandies
Subscribe. Rate. Review.
In this episode, the hosts discuss the key role that the wives, sisters, and helpers of “great” men of science have played in shaping the history of science, and why it is so difficult to pinpoint their influence in the historical record. Michelle DiMeo joins in to talk about Lady Ranelagh, the sister and life-long influence of Robert Boyle.
#ThanksForTyping Spotlights Unnamed Women in Literary Acknowledgments by Cecilia Mazanec
[LISTEN] Love, Hate, and Sex From the History of Science by Distillations Podcast
Portrait of M. and Mme Lavoisier, by Jacques-Louis David, 1788
The Forgotten Life of Einstein’s First Wife by Pauline Gagnon
Myths, Monsters, and Constellations by Leila McNeill
The Women Who Made Male Astronomer’s Ambitions Possible by Erin Blakemore
Banner Image: Herschel Statue in the garden of the William Herschel Museum. CC BY 2.0 | Flickr