A nice, unexpected piece by Erin Blakemore in JSTOR Daily about “The Women Who Made Male Astronomers’ Ambitions Possible,” which talks about my research on Elizabeth Campbell and women’s work in astronomical expeditions:
They lived on mountains and watched the stars. They hiked through the jungle to observe eclipses. They were the women who helped late nineteenth-century astronomers on their expeditions. Historian Alex Soojung Kim-Pang writes about them in Osiris, raising important questions about how women’s labor has made it possible for men to do scientific research.
My scholarly history off science work feels both like it’s a long time ago, and still very close; it’s nice to see it still get read now and then.