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), pp. 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.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.2979/VIC.2007.49.2.277
ISSNs: 0042-5222 (print)
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January 2007Published
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 18:26
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/47985

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