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Vem var Sveriges första kvinnliga entomolog?
Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Zoology.
Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Zoology.
2014 (Swedish)In: Entomologisk Tidskrift, ISSN 0013-886X, Vol. 135, 187-197 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The question of who can be considered Sweden’s first female entomologist is not easy toanswer and depends a lot on criteria; here it leads to a more general survey of women in Swedish entomology. Several persons who are candidates for being considered entomologist pioneers are presented, and the conditions for women to engage in entomology are briefly discussed. Such candidates include the following persons. Queen Lovisa Ulrika, Linnaeus’ benefactor, had an insect collection. The first female member of the Entomological Society in Stockholm was Signe Nordenskjöld in 1892. While Cecilia Andersson seems to be the first independent, active female insect collector in Sweden, in the early 20th century. Ida Trotzig collected Lepidoptera in Japan for the Stockholm museum. At that time, preparator Signe Ramberg and illustrator Therese Ekblom at the Stockholm museum were the first female professional entomologists. Only later, the entomological societies included somewhat larger number of female entomologists, and the first woman to get a PhD in entomology in Sweden was Christine Dahl, who also became the first female entomologist full professor.

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Sveriges Entomologiska Förening , 2014. Vol. 135, 187-197 p.
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kvinnliga entomologer Sverige
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Diversity of life
URN: urn:nbn:se:nrm:diva-1285OAI: diva2:853079
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