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Web Site of the Week: Women in Science

The goal of the Women in Science Project is “to provide full and partial text access to the written works of several female scientists accompanied by biographies written by leading historians of science and talented Michigan State University undergraduates.” Currently, the site includes access to texts such as Ellen H. Richards’ “The Chemistry of Cooking and Cleaning: A manual for housekeepers” (published in 1882) and works by the marquise Du Chatelet, a 19th century mathematician and physicist. The accompanying essays here are quite good. One notable essay profiles Eliza Burt Gamble, who contributed to evolutionary debates by publishing a feminist critique of Darwinian theory. Along with the biographical essays on these women, visitors can also access the Resources area. Here visitors will find links to the Canadian Women in Science website and the HEARTH website at Cornell University, which features works in home economics from 1850 to 1950. [KMG]

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