We had an exhibition of historical women botanical collectors a few years back. That seems to have been a little more acceptable than other fields of science, in days gone by. Class was big divider in the past also. The servant would go out and do all the collecting and the aristocrat would get all the kudos.
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Subject: [SCIART] TAN TrowelBlazers
I wanted to call attention to the group and blog TrowelBlazers (http://trowelblazers.com/) since they may be of tangential interest to many members. The blog highlights
the role of women and minorities in geology, paleontology, and archaeology (one of my archaeology friends is a founding member). You can go back through their article archives to read about a lot of amazing women that have been overlooked by the history of
these field sciences.
They are also currently collaborating with a portrait photographer to create an exhibit pairing contemporary and historic "TrowelBlazers". This effort, "Raising Horizons" is the focus of an Indigogo campaign right now - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/raising-horizons-200-years-of-trowelblazing-women-photography--2#/
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