Star Tribune: Want to ogle chic vintage hats? Minnesota Historical Society unveils vast digital archive

Star Tribune: Want to ogle chic vintage hats? Minnesota Historical Society unveils vast digital archive. “Some of the feathers on these hats are subtle — a single plume. Others are gathered in giant puffs. And one hat boasts three stuffed hummingbirds. A Minnesota Historical Society staffer has digitized 717 women’s hats from the organization’s massive collections, making images of their brims and grand embellishments available to the public. “

Nature: Crowdfunding research flips science’s traditional reward model

Nature: Crowdfunding research flips science’s traditional reward model. “No papers? No problem. Scientists who have historically been at a disadvantage when pursuing traditional funding sources — for example, those who lack extensive experience or who do not demonstrate a good publication record — are now the most successful at sourcing money from the public.”

Nikkei Asian Review: India’s housewife-entrepreneurs turn a profit from social media

Nikkei Asian Review: India’s housewife-entrepreneurs turn a profit from social media. “Shravanti Chanda, a 31-year-old Hyderabad woman who quit her information technology job after she married, is one of many housewives across India earning money at the intersection of e-commerce and social networks. Shravanti discovered Indian social commerce site Meesho a few months ago and now makes $150 a month reselling goods for a markup that she decides.”

Overlooked No More: Karen Sparck Jones, Who Established the Basis for Search Engines (New York Times)

New York Times: Overlooked No More: Karen Sparck Jones, Who Established the Basis for Search Engines. “When most scientists were trying to make people use code to talk to computers, Karen Sparck Jones taught computers to understand human language instead. In so doing, her technology established the basis of search engines like Google.”

The Guardian: Spanish academic gets €1.5m EU grant to rescue ‘women’s writing’

The Guardian: Spanish academic gets €1.5m EU grant to rescue ‘women’s writing’. “A Spanish academic has embarked on a five-year quest to rescue the works of female writers from the margins of European thought and give them the recognition they have been denied for centuries. Carme Font, a lecturer in English literature at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, has been awarded a €1.5m (£1.35m) grant by the European Research Council to scour libraries, archives and private collections in search of letters, poems and reflections written by women from 1500 to 1780.”

KSTX: UTSA Awarded Grant To Collect Oral Histories From Women In The Military

KSTX: UTSA Awarded Grant To Collect Oral Histories From Women In The Military. “The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded $100,000 to the University of Texas at San Antonio to collect the oral histories of women in the military.”

500 Women Scientists: 500 Women in Medicine launches to improve gender equity in medicine

500 Women Scientists: 500 Women in Medicine launches to improve gender equity in medicine . “500 Women in Medicine (500WIM) is a satellite of 500 Women Scientists established by Kate Gerull, Jane Hayes, Iris Kuo, Maren Loe, and Tamara Sanchez-Ortiz, five medical students on a mission to improve gender equity in medicine. For the past 25 years, women have represented greater than 40% of medical school matriculants but continue to be underrepresented in positions of academic medical leadership: Women account for only 22% of full professors, and 16% of deans and department chairs in U.S. medical schools. The trends suggest that the number of talented women in medicine is not lacking, but rather the promotion and advancement of women is stifled.”