Challenging the Heroic Engineer Model of Industrial Heritage: Amplifying the Voice of the Past

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Paper presented at the ACHS 2018 conference

That there are hidden stories of women engineers will not be a surprise to gender historians and cultural theorists, but it can be to heritage experts or engineering professionals. This paper draws on insights from the project aimed to make use of the story of Dorothee Pullinger, early woman engineer, as an intervention tool to help build today’s engineers’ confidence and skills in telling their own stories.
Drawing on Bruno Latour’s conceptualisation of the complex relationship between subject and object, the intersection between woman’s subject and woman’s object is considered.
Period5 Sept 2018
Event titleHeritage Across the Borders : Association of Critical Heritage Studies, 4th Biennial Conference
Event typeConference
LocationHangzhou, ChinaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • women in history
  • engineering
  • agency
  • heritage
  • model
  • archives