Gender and the secrets of succession: women in early genetics

International Symposium
Friday, 11 September 2009

Issues at stake
“When speaking of early genetics (just after the rediscovery of Gregor Mendel’s work in 1900), generally one fails to capture a critical dimension that influenced its development – namely, the central role women played in advancing the new field.

Recently scholars of gender and science have begun to focus on a series of sociological as well as institutional and intellectual questions connected with women’s work in genetics. During this symposium critical attention will be paid to gender in the organizational and material culture, gendered roles and assumptions and modes of knowledge production in the early development of genetic research in the first three decades of the twentieth century.”

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