Launch Event: Women in Science
March 8, 2023
1:00 p.m. ET
Join us to celebrate the launch of a new digital resource produced by the Center for Digital Scholarship at the American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum. The digital exhibit “Visualizing Women in Science” showcases networks, connections, and communities of women scientists in the APS collections. From brief biographies to data visualizations, “Visualizing Women in Science” demonstrates the significance of these scientists and their many accomplishments (alongside some of the barriers they overcame). Learn about what went into making this newest resource and how it connects to the forthcoming exhibition at the APS Museum, Pursuit & Persistence: 300 Years of Women in Science.
David Ragnar Nelson is a Digital Projects Specialist at the American Philosophical Society. He received his PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Pennsylvania, with an emphasis on digital humanities and the history of material texts. In addition to his work on “Visualizing Women in Science,” he is also involved in forthcoming projects on the ledgers and account books of Benjamin and Deborah Franklin and on historic weather records. At Penn, he oversaw the development of the “Digital Beehive,” a digital interface for exploring a key manuscript of Francis Daniel Pastorius, the founder of Germantown.
Serenity Sutherland is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at SUNY Oswego. She has a Ph.D. in History and was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Digital Humanities at the University of Rochester. Her research interests include the history of women in science and technology, the digital humanities, and media studies. She is a co-collaborator on the "Visualizing Women in Science" at the American Philosophical Society network visualization project. Other digital projects include the Ellen Swallow Richards Papers, which is a member of the Primary Source Cooperative at the Massachusetts Historical Society, funded by the NHPRC and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is also an instructor for e-Laboratories, where she is working on the Fundamentals of Editing Course, and has designed and taught courses related to many aspects of digital documentary editing. A select list of venues where her publications can be found include Scholarly Editing, the Debates in the Digital Humanities series, and Interdisciplinary Digital Engagement in Arts & Humanities, and she is continuing work on her biography of chemist Ellen Swallow Richards.