Episode 17: The Wives, Sisters, and Helpers of Science

Episode 17: The Wives, Sisters, and Helpers of Science

00:59:43

Hosts: Anna Reser, Leila McNeill, and Rebecca Ortenberg

Guest: Michelle DiMeo

Producer: Leila McNeill

Music: Careful! by Zombie Dandies


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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.

Show Notes

#ThanksForTyping Spotlights Unnamed Women in Literary Acknowledgments by Cecilia Mazanec

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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

Michelle DiMeo

Banner Image: Herschel Statue in the garden of the William Herschel Museum. CC BY 2.0 | Flickr


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