Welcome to the ‘Women in the History of Science: A Liberating the Curriculum Sourcebook’ project website!

We are five women, based in the STS department at University College London, working on a project to create a new sourcebook to complement the teaching of undergraduate history of science courses. Our aim is to provide sources that reveal women’s involvement in knowledge production from around the world. We envisage this sourcebook as a step towards liberating the curriculum within the history of science, by giving voice to underrepresented actors, and by providing sources that go beyond traditional textual accounts, alongside brief explanatory notes.  

We are currently looking for contributors. Please see our call for submissions for further details of how to get involved. If you have any questions about the project, please get in touch: historyofsciencesourcebook@yahoo.com


Rebecca Martin, Farrah Lawrence-Mackey, Sadie Harrison, Erika Jones, and Hannah Wills.





Cover images: 

Nursing and charitable acts of the “Soeurs de la Charité” or Sisters of Love; with the alphabet: A-K, T-Z, ab-h. Coloured line engraving. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images, CC BY 4.0.

Ways in which AIDS can be transmitted, by All-India Institute of Medical Science, Unesco. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images, CC BY 4.0.

A Zulu medicine woman or shaman practising in Basutoland, South Africa. Halftone after a photograph by L. Fairclough. Credit: Wellcome Library, London, Wellcome Images, V0015952

A shaman or medicine woman, Araucania, Chile. Halftone. Credit: Wellcome Library, London, Wellcome Images, V0015995

Engraved portrait of Margaret Bryan (fl. 1795-1816), educator and writer on natural philosophy, with her daughters. Credit: Collections, Royal Museums Greenwich, ZBA4475

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Second call for submissions

Check out our second call for submissions here – https://historyofsciencesourcebook.wordpress.com/call-for-submissions/ We are particularly interested to hear from scholars working on early modern, medieval, and ancient history of science and medicine sources, alongside sources that explore women’s knowledge production beyond Europe. The deadline for our second round of submissions is 28th February 2019.

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