Laura Bassi (1711-1778): First Female Professor — The History & Art Girl

Who Is Laura Bassi? Note from Sunnyside: This fascinating post by The History and Art Girl introduces the 18th Century Italian, Laura Bassi – experimental physicist, professor, wife, and mother –  and the second woman in recorded history to earn a PhD.  Bravo! The last couple of weeks I’ve been doing some reading about women…

Maria Sibylla Merian: Illustrated Understanding by Devi Norton

Recently, there is conversation in our office about the importance of hand drawing, more specifically, the ability to understand the environment around us through its practice. I have always been fascinated by scientific illustrations as they seem to portray the quest for understanding told through rendering. One illustrator and naturalist that uniquely displays this is […]….