Women Scientists at Berlin Universities

History of Mathematics and Science in the 19th and 20th Centuries, esp. in Germany; Gender Studies

The book on women scientists (published in 2007) draws a multitude of
national and international comparisons between disciplines, institutions
and persons, including comparisons of the conditions for male and female
scientists. The study consists of two „long durée“ studies about women
scientists at the Berlin University (from 1899 until 1945), and in the
Kaiser Wilhelm Institutes (from 1911 until 1945). A supplement takes into
account the development from 1945 until 1948/1949. Other topics include
the involvement of women scientists in the different resistance movements
against the Nazis and the impact of this history for contemporary debates
about women’s role in science and society.
  • Annette Vogt: Vom Hintereingang zum Hauptportal? : Lise Meitner und ihre Kolleginnen an der Berliner Universität und in der Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gesellschaft. Stuttgart: Steiner, 2007.