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The #Archive: Women Administrators as Network Hubs

November 9, 2016

Adventures in History and Archaeology

A little over a year ago, I wrote this post about Emily Paterson, the General Secretary for the then-Egypt Exploration Fund (now Society) from 1892-1919.  I won’t rehash that post for you, but the main point was that there are women who are central figures in institutions and societies who don’t get the credit they deserve in life or in history.  Therefore they get lost in the archives and many times forgotten.  Carl Graves has done much more on Paterson here, at the Birmingham Egyptology Department’s Virtual Museum’s exhibit: A Ready Intelligence.

The more I work on my projects the more of these women I find–obviously.  There are rabbit holes in rabbit holes in rabbit holes to follow for many of them.  One I was working on just today, in association with Caroline Ransom, was Bernice Cartland of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

From what I was able to…

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