The annual conference of the Society for the History of Natural History, Women in the History of Natural Sciences will be held in the Lake District, Thursday 15th – Friday 16th June 2017.
For further details please visit conference website.
A brief outline of the programme and likely speakers and subjects are listed below (this may be subject to slight change).
University of Cumbria: Ambleside campus Thursday 15th June 2017
Claire Perry on “Beatrix Potter”
Andrea Hart: Women as natural history artists
Dr Charles Nelson: Katherine Sophia Baily: Author of The Irish flora (1833)
Dr Heleen Plaisier: Margaret Gatty (1809-1873): writer, collector, scientist
Dr Samantha George: Entomology for Girls: Priscilla Wakefield’s and Louisa Beaufort’s Familiar Dialogues on the History and Classification of Insects
Dr Carl Thompson: Maria Graham and Early Nineteenth-Century Polite Science
Friday 16th June 2017: Freshwater Biological Association, The Ferry Landing, Far Sawrey, access via Bowness on Windermere
Dr Mark Toogood: The role of the FBA in fostering a large group of pioneering women aquatic biologists at a time when gender in science mattered
Catherine Duigan and Warren Kovach: Kathleen Carpenter (1891-1970), a life in fresh water
Dr Mary Morris: Dr Rosemary Lowe-McConnell (1921-2014) and Rosemary Helen Lowe-McConnell (1921-2014)
Jennifer Bryant: Female phycologists. The importance of women to the study of algae.
Sara Maroske & Tom W. May (Presented by Prof. Arthur Lucas): On the threshold of mycology: Flora Martin née Campbell (1845–1923) in Australia
Al Reeve & Annie Irving: Dr Mary E Gillham (1921-2013), a dedicated naturalist