Project (2005-2007)

History of Mathematics and Science in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries in Germany

My 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 longue durée studies on women scientists at the Berlin University (1899­­–1945) and in the Kaiser Wilhelm Institutes (1911–1945). A supplement takes into account developments from 1945 until 1948/1949. Other topics include the involvement of women scientists in the resistance movements against the Nazis and the impact of this history on contemporary debates about women’s role in science and society.