On May 23, the exhibition "women in science" will open in the Library of Science at FNWI. Manon Lambooij, history student, and Willem Halffman, scientist at FNWI (Institute of Science in Society) selected a selection of books by and about women in the sciences. They also provided accompanying texts and images. The results can be seen in the two display cases in the Library of Science.
At the opening on Tuesday, May 23, at 12:30 p.m. in the Library of Science (HG00.011), three books from Special Collections will also be on display, namely:
- Aletta Jacobs: "The woman : her construction and her internal organs : pictorially represented by movable plates and with illustrated, explanatory text : a popular sketch" - 1898
- Émilie du Châtelet (Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet) : "Institutions de Physique" - 1740
- Bertha Hoola van Nooten: "Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisis de la flore et de la pomone de l'ile de Java" - 1863
In addition to Willem and Manon, the selection and organization committee includes Herma Cuppen (Professor FNWI - Theoretical and Computational Chemistry), Carla Rita Palmerino (Professor FFTR - History of Philosophy) and Marieke van der Eerden (Information Specialist UB - Library of Science). Eefje Roodenburg and Chris Dols (curators Special Collections) facilitated the viewing of the three books and the scans from the Special Collections.
Everyone is welcome to attend the opening. The exhibition will be on display through Oct. 31 during Library of Science opening hours.