Dr. Tori Herridge: The Adventures of Mary Anning and her Network of Trowelblazing Women – Thu 14 Sep 2023
Thursday 14 September 2023, 4:00-5:00, ONLINE
With Dr Tori Herridge.
You’ve heard of Mary Anning. Everyone pretends she has been forgotten, but actually she was famous in her own time, and has been repeatedly ‘rediscovered’ ever since. So, most likely, you have heard of her. But did you know she was just one of many women who collected and studied fossils at that time? And did you know many of these women were collaborators, correspondents, and friends? Dr Tori Herridge will share stories from the TrowelBlazers archive (trowelblazers.com) that fight back against the idea of celebrity lone heroes, challenge lazy storytelling tropes, and change the way you think about the history of women in science. The past is more complicated, and far more interesting than you think — with important lessons for us all today.
Thursday 14 September 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm