Raising Horizons Photographic Exhibition – Women in science

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Raising Horizons: Portraits Highlighting Women in Archaeology and Geoscience Past and Present

Exhibition now closed – visit website to view portraits

British Antarctic Survey Director Professor Dame Jane Francis features in a new exhibition of photographic protraits of contemporary ‘trowelblazers’ posing as their historic counterparts.

Raising Horizons is a free exhbition that highlights the roles and contributions of women in the development of archaeology, palaeontology and geology whose achievements range from discovering footprints nearly a million years old, reconstructing Antarctica’s lost forests, multi-media explorations of prehistory and training virtually a whole generation of archaeologists.

Fourteen portraits, posed by women working in the field today, depict an imagined moment in time from the life of a historical counterpart. Based on evidence including original photographs, memoirs, biographies and fieldwork diaries, the exhibition brings to life forgotten women from the past, whilst highlighting their continuing impact and legacy through their connections to today’s pioneers.

The Geological Society
Burlington House
London W1J 0BG