Adjusting the Lens: Locating Early Modern Women of Science

  title={Adjusting the Lens: Locating Early Modern Women of Science},
  author={Nina Rattner Gelbart},
  journal={Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal},
  pages={116 - 127}
  • N. Gelbart
  • Published 1 September 2016
  • History
  • Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
“I feel the full weight of the prejudice which so universally excludes us from the sciences . . . there is no place where we are brought up to think,” wrote the physicist Madame du Châtelet in 1735. “I would reform an abuse that retards so to speak one half of the human race. . . . I am convinced that many women are either unaware of their talents for lack of education, or that they bury them . . . for lack of intellectual courage. I experienced this myself, which confirms it. Chance made me… Expand
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