Coming This March! Her Natural History: A Celebration of Women in Natural History

Her Natural History

Illustrations in this graphic created by female artists who will be featured during #HerNaturalHistory. L to R: Maud Horman Fisher, Aid to the Identification of Insects, v. 2 (1882-90); Louise-Cécile Descamps-Sabouret, Revue Horticole (1899); Emma Kissling, Poissons provenant des campagnes du yacht Princesse-Alice (1911); Frances Reed, Illustrations of British Mycology, ser. 1 (1847). Illustrations digitized by Smithsonian Libraries, Harvard Botany Libraries, and The New York Botanical Garden.

This Women’s History Month, we invite you to join us in celebrating women in natural history as part of an international social media campaign produced in collaboration with our partners — Her Natural History: A Celebration of Women in Natural History.

Through social media and blog posts, interactive programming and citizen science opportunities, Her Natural History aims to increase awareness of and information about women in the biodiversity sciences.

The campaign will kick-off with an all-day social media blitz on Friday, 8 March 2019 (International Women’s Day) and continue throughout the month with additional posts and programming, including a Wikipedia Editing Workshop on 13 March. #HerNaturalHistory is also the @iglibraries #LibrariesOfInstagram challenge topic for March.

We hope you’ll join us for the social media blitz on 8 March and throughout the month by following #HerNaturalHistory on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and using the hashtag to share stories, collections, publications, artworks, archival materials, exhibits, and other resources highlighting women and their contributions to natural history.

Learn more about the campaign on the Her Natural History webpage, and stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks. We look forward to celebrating #HerNaturalHistory with you in March!

Her Natural History: A Celebration of Women in Natural History

When? 8-31 March, 2019
Where? Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
What? Join us in celebrating women in natural history this Women’s History Month! Follow along and join the campaign using #HerNaturalHistory.
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Grace Costantino served as the Outreach and Communication Manager for the Biodiversity Heritage Library from 2014 to 2021. In this capacity, she developed and managed BHL's communication strategy, oversaw social media initiatives, and engaged with the public to excite audiences about the wealth of biodiversity heritage available in BHL. Prior to her role as Outreach and Communication Manager, Grace served as the Digital Collections Librarian for Smithsonian Libraries and as the Program Manager for BHL.