Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences

Against All Odds

Women’s Ways to Mathematical Research Since 1800

Herausgeber: Kaufholz-Soldat, Eva, M.R. Oswald, Nicola (Eds.)

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  • Explores the origins and growth of women’s role in the mathematics community
  • Recounts the evolution of women’s experience from being “singular” to “normal” 
  • Employs a variety of historiographical methods
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This book presents an overview of the ways in which women have been able to conduct mathematical research since the 18th century, despite their general exclusion from the sciences. Grouped into four thematic sections, the authors concentrate on well-known figures like Sophie Germain and Grace Chisholm Young, as well as those who have remained unnoticed by historians so far. Among them are Stanisława Nidodym, the first female students at the universities in Prague at the turn of the 20th century, and the first female professors of mathematics in Denmark. Highlighting individual biographies, couples in science, the situation at specific European universities, and sociological factors influencing specific careers from the 18th century to the present, the authors trace female mathematicians’ status as it evolved from singular and anomalous to virtually commonplace.

The book also offers insights into the various obstacles women faced when trying to enter perhaps the “most male” discipline of all, and how some of them continue to shape young girls’ self-perceptions and career choices today. Thus, it will benefit scholars and students in STEM disciplines, gender studies and the history of science; women in science, mathematics and at institutions, and those working in mathematics education.


Über die Autor*innen

Eva Kaufholz-Soldat studied Mathematics and the History of Science at Hamburg University. Having earned her Ph.D. from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz with a dissertation on the reception of the Russian mathematician Sofya Kovalevskaya (1850–1891), she is now both head of the Writing Center for the Natural Sciences and Mathematics and a researcher, focusing on women in mathematics at the turn of the 20th century, at Goethe University, Frankfurt.
Nicola Oswald graduated from the University of Wurzburg with a dissertation in Number Theory. She is currently investigating the history of modern mathematics, in particular with regard to Adolf Hurwitz, at the University of Wuppertal. In 2017/18 she was a Guest Professor for Mathematics and Gender at the University of Hannover.  

Inhaltsverzeichnis (10 Kapitel)

Inhaltsverzeichnis (10 Kapitel)

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eBook 93,08 €
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Hardcover 117,69 €
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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Buchtitel
Against All Odds
Buchuntertitel
Women’s Ways to Mathematical Research Since 1800
Herausgeber
  • Eva Kaufholz-Soldat
  • Nicola M.R. Oswald
Titel der Buchreihe
Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences
Buchreihen Band
6
Copyright
2020
Verlag
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Inhaber
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-47610-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-47610-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-47609-0
Buchreihen ISSN
2523-8760
Auflage
1
Seitenzahl
XXI, 319
Anzahl der Bilder
11 schwarz-weiß Abbildungen, 10 Abbildungen in Farbe
Themen