About this event
New Approaches to Representing Women in Science: In Conversation with Leila McNeill, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, and Anna Reser
Tuesday, March 22, 5 p.m. ET
Closed captioning provided
A dialogue between historians of science Leila McNeill and Anna Reser, co-founders of the independent magazine “Lady Science” and co-authors of “Forces of Nature: The Women Who Changed Science,” and Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, a multidisciplinary artist known for portraiture projects, including “Beyond Curie.” Lacey Baradel, science historian at the National Portrait Gallery, will moderate the conversation.
This conversation will examine recent approaches to representing women in the history of science through portraiture and biography. Specifically, it will explore the challenge of subverting established historical narratives and defining women’s participation in the history of science. Additional topics include the role of collaboration in producing and consuming these histories; the use of new technologies and media platforms; and efforts to identify and engage specific audiences.
The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the recent passing of Daniel B. Greenberg, whose generosity and that of his wife, Susan, makes the Greenberg Steinhauser Forum in American Portraiture possible. The program is hosted by PORTAL, the Portrait Gallery’s Scholarly Center.