Article ID: CBB123830478

Becoming Visible: Marie-Anne Paulze-Lavoisier and the Campaign for the “New Chemistry” (1770s-1790s) (2022)

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This paper examines an episode of the history of chemistry, the campaign for the promotion of so-called “new chemistry,” dating to the second half of the 1780s, to investigate the ways in which women could build their own reputation. I focus on the case of Marie-Anne Paulze-Lavoisier (1758–1836), today known as the wife and scientific associate of the French chemist Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743–1794). Drawing on a wide set of published and unpublished sources – laboratory notebooks, travel diaries, letters, and drawings – I will delve deeper into their collaboration, showing how Paulze-Lavoisier appropriated the campaign for the new chemistry to appear as a visible actor in the scientific circles of the time. I will then highlight the multiple self-representations she produced while participating in these events.

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Authors & Contributors
Kawashima, Keiko
Beretta, Marco
Vidal, Mary
Fara, Patricia
Peumery, Jean-Jacques
Frercks, Jan
Journals
化学史研究 [Kagakushi kenkyū; Journal of the Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry]
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
The Chemical Educator
Journal of the History of Ideas
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Nagoya Kogyo Daigaku gakuho
Publishers
Suhrkamp
H. Champion
American Chemical Society
Viella
Società Napoletana di Storia Patria
CLUEB
Concepts
Chemistry
Women in science
Science and gender
Biographies
Laboratory notebooks
Phlogiston
People
Lavoisier, Marie-Anne Paulze
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent
Kirwan, Richard
David, Jacques Louis
Rouelle, Guillaume-François
Diderot, Denis
Time Periods
18th century
19th century
20th century
21st century
Places
France
United States
Great Britain
Naples (Italy)
Spain
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