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WREN in Paris

In May, I had the privilege of attending a workshop on women in ICT at my former workplace, the Institut des Sciences de la Communication (ISCC).  This was organized between two research strands at the LabEx EHNE, my former colleagues at the Strand 1: Europe as a product of material civilisation and strand 6, devoted to writing a gendered history of Europe  The workshop took a long-term perspective, exploring women’s roles in a number of communication technologies, from telegraphy, discussed by the brilliant Simone Müller-Pohl, to the roles of women in computing – back when ‘computer’ meant a person – usually an underpaid woman, who was performing the massive series of calculations needed to conduct science the the mid-20th century.

As part of this effort, a number of people were interviewed, including me, on my research on women and radio.  Of course WREN was a big part of this…

You can see it online at LabEx strand 6, or below: