This blog explores the career and work of Miriam Sebaggala (née Muwanga), perhaps the first woman engineer in Uganda.
In this guest blog, Animesh Chatterjee examines how Amy Johnson’s achievements were interpreted in writings on the British Empire, women’s education, and traditionalist viewpoints in colonial India.
Anne Locker from the IET archives explores the most recent projects and events on the history of women in engineering and the progress that has been made as a result.
In this blog Graeme Gooday uncovers the stories of women engineers from Asia and Africa as written about in The Woman Engineer, journal of the UK’s Women’s Engineering Society.
This guest blog, written by Helen Close et al., looks at the remarkable career of mechanical engineer Verena Holmes, through newly uncovered archive material, including personal letters and diaries.
This second blog post by Dr Emily Rees on Victorian naval engineer Henrietta Vansittart uses archival material to tell us more about her colourful and unconventional life.
In this blog, Graeme Gooday explores the international counterparts to the UK’s Women’s Engineering Society (WES) and highlights some of WES’s international members, from the USA, Germany and further afield.
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?