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First Name
Claire G.
Last Name
University of Liverpool, UK
Website URL
Gender, Science, Victorian, Women
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Personal Info

About Me

My research is focused on gender and science in the late 18th to early 20th centuries, with a particular interest in women and science in the Victorian and Edwardian period and women and the Royal Society. I have published widely in this area, including the book Femininity, Mathematics and Science, 1880-1914, published by Palgrave and winer of the 2010 Women’s History Network book prize. I am also co-editor of the Palgrave Handbook of Women and Science since 1660 which will be published late 2021.

Recent Publications


Claire G. Jones, Alison E. Martin and Alexis Wolf, eds, The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Science since 1660, Palgrave, 2021.

Claire G. Jones and Sue Hawkins, eds, Notes and Records of the Royal Society: Special Issue: Women and Science,  Volume 69, Issue 1, March 2015.

Claire G. Jones, Femininity, Mathematics and Science: 1880-1914 Palgrave, 2010.

Chapters and articles:

‘Women at the Royal Society Soirée before the Great War’ in The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Science, edited by Claire G. Jones, Alison E. Martin and Alexis Wolf, Palgrave 2021.

‘Women, Science and Professional Identity, c 1860-1914, in Precarious Professionals; Gender, Identities and Social Change in Britain, edited by Zoë Thomas and Heidi Egginton, University of Chicago  Press, 2021.

‘Careers and Controversy Before the First World War’, Nature, 2019, 575 (7781), 239-242.

‘ “All your dreadful scientific things”: women, science and education in the years around 1900’ in Science, Technology and Material Culture in the History of Education (Routledge, 2019).

‘Women have been written out of science history – time to put them back’ The Conversation (Internet Publication) December 2018.

‘‘Women and Science: 1779-1914’: Routledge Historical Resources: History of Feminism, August 2016 [online; 6000 words]:

‘The tensions of homemade science in the work of Henderina Scott and Hertha Ayrton’ in Domesticity in the Making of Modern Science, edited by Donald L. Opitz, Staffan Bergwik and Brigitte Van Tiggelen (Palgrave, 2015), pp. 84-106.

‘Women and Science’ (with Sue Hawkins), Notes and Records of the Royal Society: Special Issue on Women and Science, Volume 69, Issue 1. March 2015, pp. 5-9

‘Femininity and Mathematics at Cambridge. C 1900’ in Women, Education and Agency, 1600-2000, edited by Sarah Aiston, Maureen Meikle and Jean Spence (Routledge, 2010), pp. 147-169.

‘The Laboratory: A suitable place for a woman? Gender and laboratory culture around 1900’ in Women and Work Culture: Britain c 1850-1950 edited by Krista Cowman and Louise Jackson (Ashgate, 2005), pp. 177-194.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
United Kingdom
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Higher Ed, Science, Women