Antropologicheskij forum, 2018, no. 36


A Review of MARY R. S. CREESE (with contributions by THOMAS M. CREESE), LADIES IN THE LABORATORY IV: IMPERIAL RUSSIA’S WOMEN IN SCIENCE, 1800–1900: A SURVEY OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO RESEARCH. Lanham; Boulder; New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015, XIII+174 pp.

Alexei Kouprianov
National Research University “Higher School of Economics” (St Petersburg)
16 Soyuza Pechatnikov Str., St Petersburg, Russia

Abstract: The reviewed book is the final part of the four-volume monograph on 19th century women in science, that deals with Russian Empire (including Congress Poland but excluding Great Duchy of Finland). The book presents a collection of biographical essays of varying length based on published sources. Essays are grouped by scientific disciplines and country of origin or career. The book also includes a bibliography of scientific papers published by women scientists from Russian Empire. A generally positive review focuses on some inconsistencies in the presentation of the material and discusses at length some limitations of author’s approach to the identification of women scientists of the 19th century Russian Empire.

Keywords: 19th century, Russian Empire, Congress Poland, history of science, women in science, biographies, bibliography.

To cite: Kouprianov A., ‘A Review of Mary R. S. Creese (with contributions by Thomas M. Creese), Ladies in the Laboratory IV: Imperial Russia’s Women in Science, 1800–1900: A Survey of Their Contributions to Research. Lanham; Boulder; New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015, XIII+174 pp.’, Antropologicheskij forum, 2018, no. 36, pp. 185–197.

doi: 10.31250/1815-8870-2018-14-36-185-197