NEWS: The entire performance of SHE is now free to watch online

From the 21-23 November 2019, students from the University of Leeds department of Performance and Cultural Industries performed the play SHE at Stage@Leeds. Based on the lives of women in engineering, the students devised the play themselves, while working with the Electrifying Women project team. You can read more about the production and the different women whose lives were dramatised here.

The Electrical Handbook for Women – a transformative 20th century text

Graeme Gooday writes about the Electrical Association for Women’s handbook, first produced in 1934, of which nothing of the sort had previously been published in Britain for technically-minded women. It was so popular that 33,000 copies were sold in its first year alone, and it remained in print until the 1980s. What was it that made this book so popular? But then why was its final edition Essential Electricity: A User’s Guide not written specifically for women at all?

NEWS: Information & Culture special issue on the history of women in British telecommunications

Women’s roles in telecommunications history remain underexplored despite a recent proliferation of work on women in the history of technology. Liz Bruton outlines the details of a special issue that seeks to correct that imbalance by situating women’s work in early telecommunications in the UK in relation to broader changes in British society.

The Long Read: Discovering the Victorian Engineer Henrietta Vansittart, part 1

This blog post focuses on the life and work of Henrietta Vansittart (1833-1883) who held the patent for the Lowe-Vansittart propeller. This propeller was widely used in the Royal Navy’s ships and was awarded a first class diploma at the Kensington exhibition in 1871. A model of the propeller is held by the Science Museum Group. So why don’t we know more about her fascinating life?

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