Programme

Venue: Salle Henri Cartan at Ecole Normale Supérieure, 45 rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris.

Wednesday September 14

14:30-15:00
Opening address by Pr. Claude Debru (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France) and Dr. Annette Vogt, President of the Commission on "Women in Science, Technology, and Medicine” of the DHST/IUHPS (Max Planck Institut, Berlin, Germany)

15:00-17:00    
Session "The Centennial of Mme Curie’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry: (2011, 1911) Where Science, Gender, Politics, and Public Memory Meet"
Chair: Eric Brian (EHESS, Paris, France)
- Robert Marc Friedman (University of Oslo, Norway)
The Politics of Excellence: Who championed Mme Curie’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1911 and why?
- Joy Harvey (Independant scholar, USA)
Evoking Marie by Celebrating Clémence? Paul Langevin and the 1930 Centennial of “almost a man of genius” 
- Pnina G. Abir-Am (WSRC-Brandeis University, USA)
Diversifying the Commemorative Practices for Mme Curie: Toward a Globalization of the Public Memory of Women Scientists?

17:00-17:30  Coffee break

17:30-19:00    
Venue: Amphithéâtre Espace Pierre-Gilles de Gennes at Ecole de Physique et Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris , 10 rue Vauquelin (one block from the ENS).
Interview with distinguished women scientists:
The interview is followed by a guided tour to Marie Curie's places.

Free dinner

Thursday September 15

09:00-11:00    
Session "The Impact of New Archival Projects: U.S. Archives for Women in Science and Engineering in the Late 20th and Early 21st centuries"
Chair: Annette Vogt (Max Planck Institut, Berlin, Germany)
- Margaret Rossiter (Marie Underhill Noll Professor of the History of Science, Cornell University, USA), 
- Troy Eller (Archivist, Society of Women Engineers Archives, Wayne State University, USA), 
- Tanya Zanish-Belcher (Curator, Archives of Women in Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, USA)
- Jessica Sedgwick (Project Archivist, Archives for Women in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, USA)

11:00-11:30    Coffee Break

11:30-13:00    
New Sources: correspondance
Chair: Geneviève Fraisse (CNRS, France)
- Philipa Hardman (Darwin Correspondence Project, Cambridge University, United Kingdom)
“Your observations and experiments are by far the best which have ever been made. ”The hidden world of women and science in Charles Darwin’s private correspondence.
- Milada Sekyrkova (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)
Family Background of Professor T. G. Masaryk (In the Light of Correspondence and Recollections of His Daughter Alice and Wife Charlotte)
- Adela Junova Mackova (Prague, Czech Republic)
New archival documents of Vlasta Kálalová Di-Lotti, Czechoslovak Physician in Baghdad 1925–1932

13:00-15:00    Free lunch

15:00-17:00    
History of Women in Genetics
Chair: Pnina G. Abir-Am (WSRC-Brandeis University, USA) 
- Marsha Richmond (Department of History, Wayne State University, USA)
Women’s Work in Genetics, 1900-1940
- Annette Vogt (Max Planck Institut, Berlin, Germany)
Women geneticists in Berlin between 1900 and 1945
- Ida Stamhuis (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/Aarhus University)
The Baur Institute for Genetics in Berlin: Gender Division of Tasks and Research Practices
- Nurit Kirsh (Israël)
Women Scientists in Israel – An Historical Outlook

17:00-17:30    Coffee break

17:30-19:00    
Session "Power, Politics and Women’s Activism in Engineering & Technology: Lessons for Feminist Historians” 
Chair: Ruth Schwartz Cowan (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)
- Ruby Heap (University of Ottawa, Canada) 
The increased mobilization of women engineers after 1970 in the context of the resurgence and rapid growth of the women’s movement
- Anabel Paulos (University of Ottawa, Canada)
The activism of Canadian women engineers after 1970 and the development of transnational feminism in Canada
- Crystal Sissons (Independent Scholar, Ottawa, Canada)
Three pioneering Feminist Canadian woman engineers: Elsie Gregory MacGill, Dormer Ellis and Ursula Franklin
- Daryl Hafter (Professor Emerita, Eastern Michigan University, USA)
The Morality of Women’s Work in France

Dinner at "La Table des Anges", 66 rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris. See http://www.latabledesanges.fr/acces/ for directions.

Friday September 16

09:00-11:00    
Multimodal approaches to biographies of women in science
Chair: Mineke Bosch (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands)
- Hana Havlujova (Charles University Prague, Czech Republic)
What prize did they pay for fulfilment of their dreams? Two cases of Czech women Egyptologists compared
- Brenda Winnewisser (Ohio State University, USA)
Extending the data base: The biographies of Hertha Sponer and Hedwig Kohn
- Shachar Ben Meir (The Open University of Israel)
Rosalind Franklin and DNA – Counterfactual History

11:00-11:30    Coffee Break

11:30-13:00    
Women and Gender in Colonial Science
Chair: Dominique Fougeyrollas (IRISSO, CNRS & Université Paris Dauphine, France)
- Aparajita Dhar (University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India)
Negotiating  Child Birth and the Struggle for Control over Women's Bodies: a Case Study of Colonial Bengal
- Ana Martins (Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Lisbon, Portugal)
Woman faces of the Portuguese colonial research: the Junta das Missões Geográficas e de Investigações Coloniais (National Board for Geographic Missions and Colonial Research) - 1936-1951
- Tinni Goswami Bhattacharya (The Asiatic Society of Kolkata, West Bengal, India)
Femininity and Imperialism – Women and Raj in Colonial Bengal

13:00-15:00    Free lunch

15:00-17:00    
Methodological & Historiographical Challenges
Chair: Ida Stamhuis (Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Georgina Montgomery (Lyman
 Briggs
 College
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Talk on Donna 
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 work 'Primate 
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- Martina Schlünder (Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany)
Femaleness as Regular Pathology: Menstrual Calendars as Instruments for Reining in the Unruly ‘Female Nature’.
- Grace Sirju-Charan (University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad)
"Plus ça Change, Plus C'est la Même Chose" ( Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr): From Women to Gender and Power to Performance - the Impact on Science and Technology

17:00-17:30    Coffee break

17:30-19:00    
Round Table: Burning Issues in the History of Women and Gender in Science
Moderators: Anne-Sophie Godfroy and Annette Vogt
With the participation of Margaret Rossiter, Ruth Schwartz Cowan and Mineke Bosch 

Dinner at "Chez Léna & Mimile", 32 rue Tournefort, 75005 Paris. (Very close to the ENS)

Saturday September 17

09:00-11:00    
New Sources : manuscripts, diaries, poetry
Chair: Marsha Richmond (Wayne State University, USA)
- Teresa Criado Vega (University of Cordoba, Spain)
Hispanic Recipes-books of Female Literature from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
- Elena Serrano (CEHIC, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)
When Ladies Became Chemists: The role of the 'Junta de damas' in late Eighteen-Century Spain
- Palmira Fontes da Costa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
Women, Poetry and Science: An Historiographical Perspective
- Barbara Mohr (Museum of Natural History, Berlin, Germany), Annette Vogt (Max Planck Institut, Berlin, Germany) and Sarah Löwe
The importance of women for Natural History Museums in Germany through the 1920s 

11:00-11:30    Coffee Break

11:30-13:00    
Meeting of the Commission

13:00               
End of the conference