Pursuing proper protocol: Sarah Bowdich's purview of the sciences of exploration

Orr, Mary (2007) Pursuing proper protocol: Sarah Bowdich's purview of the sciences of exploration. Victorian Studies, 49, (2), 277-285. (doi:10.2979/VIC.2007.49.2.277).


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Attempting to correct, in small part, the invisibility of women participating in nineteenth-century science, this article brings to attention the work of the scientist, artist, and writer Mrs. Sarah Bowdich. Bowdich employed the vehicle of biography to overcome the obstacles that discouraged women from entering scientific disciplines, publishing her biography of the French scientist Georges Cuvier and her report of T. Edward Bowdich's explorations in the Gambia to international acclaim. Through these publications, Bowdich succeeded in disseminating her own scientific contributions in field-based research, gaining respect in both English and French scientific communities.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.2979/VIC.2007.49.2.277
ISSNs: 0042-5222 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Modern Languages
ePrint ID: 47985
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
January 2007Published
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:24
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/47985

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