Dr. Georgina M. Montgomery is a Byrne Bussey Marconi Fellow at the Bodleian Libraries this Spring / Summer. Her work will focus on the history of Wytham Woods and particularly the role of emotion in scientific work and the contributions of under-represented individuals to studies conducted in the woods. During the summer of 2021, the Bodleian Libraries and Wytham Woods will be partnering with Dr. Montgomery to host an outdoor public event showcasing how archival sources can be used to shed light on the history of Wytham Woods as a scientific environment. A second event, aimed at school aged children, will also be offered during Summer 2021.
Dr. Montgomery recently published an article on Wytham Woods in The Royal Society’s Notes and Records as part of a special issue which she also co-edited on the history of scientific environments: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsnr.2021.0007 If you would like to read more about Dr. Montgomery’s work, you can find more information here: https://www.hsmt.ox.ac.uk/people/dr-georgina-montgomery