Hypatia s Heritage

Portrays the lives and recovers the scientific contributions of women whose names have been left out of history books

Author: Margaret Alic

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807067314

Category: Religion

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Portrays the lives and recovers the scientific contributions of women whose names have been left out of history books
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Hypatia s Heritage

This work reaffirms women's substantial contributions to scientific knowledge throughout the ages, revisiting names such as Hypatia of Alexandra, astrologer and philosopher Hildegaard of Bingen, Lady Mary Montegu - who developed inoculation ...

Author: Margaret Alic

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ISBN: UOM:39015011917161

Category: Women in science

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This work reaffirms women's substantial contributions to scientific knowledge throughout the ages, revisiting names such as Hypatia of Alexandra, astrologer and philosopher Hildegaard of Bingen, Lady Mary Montegu - who developed inoculation against smallpox, the chemist Marie Levoissier, Caroline Hershel - a renowned astrologer, Ada Lovelace - whose work contributed to the beginnings of computer science, Mary Somerville the queen of 19th-century science and, of course, Marie Curie. In doing so she both reinforces women's contributions to history and outlines the precedents for women making great strides in contemporary science.
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Has Feminism Changed Science

Hypatia's. Heritage. In. his lectures at the University of Uppsala in the 1740s, Carl Linnaeus taught that ''God gave men beards for ornaments and to distinguish them from women.''1 The presence or absence of a beard not only drew a ...

Author: Londa Schiebinger

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674005440

Category: Science

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Do women do science differently? This is a history of women in science and a frank assessment of the role of gender in shaping scientific knowledge. Londa Schiebinger looks at how women have fared and performed in both instances.
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Before Victoria

Quoted in Alic, Hypatia's Heritage, 159. Doris Langley Moore, Ada, Countess of Lovelace: Byron's Legitimate Daughter (London: John Murray, 1977), 316. 19 Moore, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, 231, quoting from a letter of April 4, 1835.

Author: Elizabeth Denlinger

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231509930

Category: Social Science

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It might not have the been the revolution that Mary Wollstonecraft called for in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), but the Romantic era did witness a dramatic change in women's lives. Combining literary and cultural history, this richly illustrated volume brings back to life a remarkable, though frequently overlooked, group of women who transformed British culture and inspired new ways of understanding feminine roles and female sexuality. What was this revolution like? Women were expected to be more moral, more constrained, and more private than in the eighteenth century, when women such as Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire crafted bold public personas. Genteel women no longer laughed aloud at bawdy jokes and noblewomen ran charity bazaars instead of private casinos. By 1800, motherhood had become a sacred calling and women who could afford to do so devoted themselves to the home. While this idealization of domesticity kept some women off the streets, it afforded others new opportunities. Often working from home, women wrote novels and poetry, sculpted busts, painted portraits, and conducted scientific research. They also seized the chance to do good, and crafted new public roles for themselves as philanthropists and reformers. Now-obscure female astronomers, photographers, sculptors, and mathematicians share these pages with celebrated writers such as Mary Shelley, her mother Mary Wollstonecraft, and Mary Robinson, who in addition to being a novelist and actress was also the mistress of the Prince of Wales. This book also makes full use of The New York Public Library's extensive collections, including graphic works and caricatures from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, manuscripts, hand-colored illustrations, broadsides, drawings, oil paintings, notebooks, albums and early photographs. These vivid, beautiful, and often humorous images depict these women, their works, and their social and domestic worlds.
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Hypatia of Alexandria

M. Alic , Hypatia's Heritage ( Boston , 1986 ) , p . 41. Also introduced into the history of mathematics as a distinguished mathematician by T. Perl , Math Equals : Biography of Women Mathematicians and Related Activities ( Menlo Park ...

Author: Maria Dzielska

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674437764

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Hypatia—brilliant mathematician, eloquent Neoplatonist, and a woman renowned for her beauty—was brutally murdered by a mob of Christians in Alexandria in 415. She has been a legend ever since. In this engrossing book, Maria Dzielska searches behind the legend to bring us the real story of Hypatia's life and death, and new insight into her colorful world. Historians and poets, Victorian novelists and contemporary feminists have seen Hypatia as a symbol—of the waning of classical culture and freedom of inquiry, of the rise of fanatical Christianity, or of sexual freedom. Dzielska shows us why versions of Hypatia's legend have served her champions' purposes, and how they have distorted the true story. She takes us back to the Alexandria of Hypatia's day, with its Library and Museion, pagan cults and the pontificate of Saint Cyril, thriving Jewish community and vibrant Greek culture, and circles of philosophers, mathematicians, astronomers, and militant Christians. Drawing on the letters of Hypatia's most prominent pupil, Synesius of Cyrene, Dzielska constructs a compelling picture of the young philosopher's disciples and her teaching. Finally she plumbs her sources for the facts surrounding Hypatia's cruel death, clarifying what the murder tells us about the tensions of this tumultuous era.
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Hypatia

La prima martire della libertà di pensiero, Roma: Enrico Voghera, 1914 (reprint Ragusa: La Fiaccola, 1998) ALIC M. ALIC , Hypatia's Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity to the Late Nineteenth Century, Boston: Beacon ...

Author: Silvia Ronchey

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110718553

Category: History

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This study reconstructs Hypatia’s existential and intellectual life and her modern Nachleben through a reception-oriented and interdisciplinary approach. Unlike previous publications on the subject, Hypatia explores all available ancient and medieval sources as well as the history of the reception of the figure of Hypatia in later history, literature, and arts in order to illuminate the ideological transformations/deformations of her story throughout the centuries and recover “the true story”. The intentionally provocative title relates to the contemporary historiographical notion of “false” or “fake history”, as does the overall conceptual and methodological treatment. Through this reception-oriented approach, this study suggests a new reading of the ancient sources that demonstrates the intrinsically political nature of the murder of Hypatia, caused by the phtonos (violent envy) of the Christian bishop Cyril of Alexandria. This is the first comprehensive treatment of the figure of Hypatia addressed to both academic readers – in Classics, Religious Studies, and Reception Studies – and a learned, non-specialist readership.
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Dictionary of World Biography

Hypatia's Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity Through the Nineteenth Century. ... The material dealing with Hypatia claims for her the roles of the last important pagan scientist in the western world and the ...

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579580407

Category: Reference

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Containing 250 entries, each volume of theDictionary of World Biographycontains examines the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. Much more than a 'Who's Who', each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements, and conclude with a fully annotated bibliography. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. Any student in the field will want to have one of these as a handy reference companion.
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The Ancient World

Hypatia's Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity Through the Nineteenth Century. ... The material dealing with Hypatia claims for her the roles of the last important pagan scientist in the western world and the ...

Author: Frank N. Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135457402

Category: History

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Containing 250 entries, each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains examines the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. Much more than a 'Who's Who', each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements, and conclude with a fully annotated bibliography. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. Any student in the field will want to have one of these as a handy reference companion.
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A to Z of Women in Science and Math

Hypatia's Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity through the Nineteenth Century. Boston: Beacon Press, 1986, 41–46. Deakin, Michael A. B. “Hypatia and Her Mathematics.” American Mathematical Monthly 101 (March 1994): ...

Author: Lisa Yount

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438107950

Category: Electronic books

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From ancient times to the present day, scientifically inclined women in many cultures have had to battle against the traditional belief that men are more cognitively adept than women. At times throughout history, women were persecuted for their attempts to break down traditional gender barriers. Today, women scientists and mathematicians must continue to defend the quality of their work and demand the respect they deserve in the mathematical and scientific communities.A to Z of Women in Science and Math, Revised Edition profiles 195 women who fought against these stereotypes throughout history and all over the world to forge new discoveries and theories that would eventually change the way we view science. This thoroughly revised book updates the story of each individual to the present day and features 38 new profiles. Among the profiles included are those of chemists, astronomers, geologists, environmental scientists, and a range of other professions and careers. In addition, new photographs have been added, and the bibliography has been updated. Subject indexes allow the reader to search by such professions as microbiology and paleontology.Additional subject indexes organize individuals by country of birth, country of major scientific activity, and year of birth.
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The Woman and the Lyre

Charles Kingsley, Hypatia, or New Foes with an Old Face (New York: Thomas Crowell, 1897), 127. 32. Margaret Alic, Hypatia's Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity through the Nineteenth Century (Boston: Beacon Press, ...

Author: Jane McIntosh Snyder

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809335961

Category: Literary Criticism

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Beginning with Sappho in the seventh century B.C.E and ending with Egeria in the fifth century C.E., Snyder profiles ancient Greek and Roman women writers, including lyric and elegiac poets and philosophers and other prose writers. The writers are allowed to speak for themselves, with as much translation from their extant works provided in text as possible. In addition to giving readers biographical and cultural context for the writers and their works, Snyder refutes arguments representing prejudicial attitudes about women’s writing found in the scholarly literature. Covering writers from a wide historical span, this volume provides an engaging and informative introduction to the origins of the tradition of women’s writing in the West.
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Masters of Mathematics

“St. Cyril of Alexandria and the Murder of Hypatia,” in Some Lies and Errors of History, Chap. IV, Office of the “Ave Maria ... Hypatia's heritage: A history of women in science from antiquity through the nineteenth century.

Author: Robert A. Nowlan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463008938

Category: Education

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The original title for this work was “Mathematical Literacy, What Is It and Why You Need it”. The current title reflects that there can be no real learning in any subject, unless questions of who, what, when, where, why and how are raised in the minds of the learners. The book is not a mathematical text, and there are no assigned exercises or exams. It is written for reasonably intelligent and curious individuals, both those who value mathematics, aware of its many important applications and others who have been inappropriately exposed to mathematics, leading to indifference to the subject, fear and even loathing. These feelings are all consequences of meaningless presentations, drill, rote learning and being lost as the purpose of what is being studied. Mathematics education needs a radical reform. There is more than one way to accomplish this. Here the author presents his approach of wrapping mathematical ideas in a story. To learn one first must develop an interest in a problem and the curiosity to find how masters of mathematics have solved them. What is necessary to be mathematically literate? It’s not about solving algebraic equations or even making a geometric proof. These are valuable skills but not evidence of literacy. We often seek answers but learning to ask pertinent questions is the road to mathematical literacy. Here is the good news: new mathematical ideas have a way of finding applications. This is known as “the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics.”
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Woman s Power Man s Game

21 Margaret Alic , Hypatia's Heritage : A History of Women in Science from Antiquity through the Nineteenth Century ( Boston , 1986 ) , 44. For the numbering of Synesius ' letters , I follow R. Hercher , ed .

Author: Joy K. King

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 0865162581

Category: Literary Criticism

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Woman's Power, Man's Game is a revealing and thoughtful analysis of women in antiquity, as portrayed in classical literature. The book features essays by 12 classicists who provide provocative examinations of significant aspects of female situations in antiquity.
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A Flowering of Quilts

Margaret Alic , Hypatia's Heritage ( Boston : Beacon , 1986 ) , 13 . The remaining twenty - three women working 2. Emanuel D. Rudolph , “ How It Developed that in the public sector ( 26 percent ) were highly Botany Was the Science ...

Author: Patricia Cox Crews

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803215134

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

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Features nineteenth-century floral applique quilts, a description of each quilt's historical and botanical influences, and an explanation of women's interest in botany and flower garden designs as reflected in their quilts.
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The Historical Enigma of the Snake Woman from Antiquity to the 21st Century

Hypatia's Curse Out of the blue, this anecdote on sanitary towels leads us to Hypatia,52 a famous Alexandrian ... 52Margaret Alic, Hypatia's Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity through the Nineteenth Century (Boston: ...

Author: Angela Giallongo

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527512139

Category: History

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This book provides an exploration of the historical conditions that gradually defined subordinating symbols and conflictual values in social relations between the sexes. It reveals how snakes and the gelid eyes of Medusa—the archetypical snake-woman—have reverberated across the visual arts and written sources throughout the ages in association with negative emotions: fear, anger, scorn and shame. The outcomes and implications of the disturbing correlation between the dangerous female gaze, the malignitas of the snake and the lethal power of menstruation that have been woven through the fabric of the Western imaginary are analysed here. This analysis reveals an intriguing history of female reptilian hybrids—from the pleasing Minoan snake goddesses to the depressing Gorgon, Echidna, Amazons, Eve, Melusine, Basilisk, Poison-Damsel, Catoblepas and Sadako/Samara—and gives the reader an opportunity to explore things that never happened but have always been.
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Women in IT in the New Social Era A Critical Evidence Based Review of Gender Inequality and the Potential for Change

When the Library of Alexandria was destroyed, all of Hypatia's work was lost except for its titles and some ... Hypatia assisted her father in writing his eleven-part commentary on Ptolemy's Almagest. ... Hypatia's heritage: A ...

Author: Bernhardt, Sonja

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466658615

Category: Business & Economics

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Research and statistics support the view that current programs are failing to keep women in the ICT field. Currently, there exist very few solutions to this growing problem. Women in IT in the New Social Era: A Critical Evidence-Based Review of Gender Inequality and the Potential for Change aims to bring this topic to the forefront of discussion about what can be done to correct this lopsided gender distribution. This reference work will be an essential guide for government professionals, students, and researchers in the ICT field looking to develop a solution to equalize the retention rate of women in these related fields.
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Living On The Edge

Hypatia was a neo-Platonist lecturer and scholar in 4th century Alexandria (Egypt), who taught mathematics and astronomy to members of the privileged elite479 as part of the mysteries of 472 'Alice, Margaret. Hypatia's Heritage: A ...

Author: Jonathan Burke

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304842534

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Women s History as Scientists

... 185–186 Hypatia, x, 72, 124 illustration of, 18 work of, 17–19 Hypatia's Heritage (Alic),189 “Hypatia's Heritage” (Schiebinger), 199 Iamblichus, 3, 4, 5 Iliad, women in, 1 Industrial Revolution,midwifery and, 169 Inequality, 91, 93, ...

Author: Leigh Ann Whaley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576072301

Category: Reference

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Examines women's scientific achievements in light of the centuries-old debates and controversies revolving around qualifications, lack of educational opportunities, and exclusion by male professionals.
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Domesticity in the Making of Modern Science

'Hypatia of Alexandria' (2000), in M.B. Ogilvie and J. Harvey (eds) Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science: ... (1986) Hypatia's Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity to the Late Nineteenth Century (London: The ...

Author: Donald L. Opitz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137492739

Category: Science

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The history of the modern sciences has long overlooked the significance of domesticity as a physical, social, and symbolic force in the shaping of knowledge production. This book provides a welcome reorientation to our understanding of the making of the modern sciences globally by emphasizing the centrality of domesticity in diverse scientific enterprises.
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Biographies of Scientists for Sci Tech Libraries

Hypatia's Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity to the Late Nineteenth Century. London: Women's Press, 1986: pp. 163–173. 99. Koblitz, Ann Hibner. “Career and Home Life in the 1880s: The Choices of Mathematician Sofia ...

Author: Tony Stankus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000755114

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book, first published in 1991, is an invaluable guide to biographies of scientists from a wide variety of scientific fields. The books selected for this highly descriptive bibliography help librarians shatter readers’ stereotypes of scientists as monomaniacal and uninteresting people by providing interesting and provocative titles to capture the interest of students and other readers. The biographies included in this very special bibliography were carefully selected for their humour and human insights to give future scientists encouragement, inspiration, and an understanding of the origins of particular scientific fields. These biographies are unique in that they explore the whole personality of the scientist, giving students a glimpse at the variety and drama of the lives beyond well-known contributions or Nobel prize accomplishments.
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Cap tulo Que Fabla de Las Preguntas Que Fizieron a la Donzella Teodor

In Hypatia's Heritage : A History of Women in Science from Antiquity through the Nineteenth Century , Margaret Alic observes that Hypatia's murder by the Christians occurred " just over a century after the pagans had murdered Catherine ...

Author: Margaret Parker

Publisher: Tamesis

ISBN: 1855660385

Category: Literary Criticism

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Study of the dissemination of a popular story across cultures, including text and English translation of versions from different languages.
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