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Archival Adventures: Herschel, Somerville, and Marcet: Three 19th Century Women Scientists

Archival Adventures: Herschel, Somerville, and Marcet: Three 19th Century Women Scientists

It's time for an adventure! Join our community collections archivist, Anthony Wright de Hernandez, for a livestream on Twitch! Every week we explore and discuss materials from Special Collections and University Archives covering topics including university history, NASA pioneers, architecture, science fiction, cooking, LGBTQ+ history, Black history, urban legends, and more. Recordings of previous streams are available on the Libaries' Youtube page.

Our next adventure takes us to the 19th century via our rare books collection as we learn about three women scientists: Caroline Herschel, Mary Somerville, and Jane Marcet. You can find out a little about them on Wikipedia before we start looking at the items from our collections:

Caroline Herschel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Herschel
Mary Somerville: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Somerville
Jane Marcet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Marcet

Note: This episode was originally scheduled to air on June 15th and had to be rescheduled.

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Date:
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 Show more dates
Time:
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Audience:
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