"Science and gender: perspectives from the history of science" by Clara Florensa to celebrate the 11F: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Seminar, to commemorate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, on 11 February: 

Science and gender: perspectives from the history of science

by Clara Forensa, CEHIC-UAB

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles


Science and gender is a question that goes beyond women in science. Barriers for the participation of women in the scientific endeavour have changed with the changing of society and science itself. In what ways science has helped to construct and legitimise certain hierarchies and power structures in society based on gender? To what extent has society and its gender patterns shaped science? In this talk we will review the different ways in which history of science has approached the issue of science and gender and the answers they have provided to such questions.


Clara Florensa is BSc in Biology and in Physics by the University of Barcelona and Master and PhD in History of Science by the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her work has focused on the interactions between science, ideology and politics. Her case-studies, set in the Francoist dictatorship and the Cold War, are examples of the co-construction of science, culture and ideology. This work has led her to study the construction of ignorance and invisibility, a field deeply indebted to the gender studies of science.

Hosted by the ICMAB Gender Equality Committee
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