Mapping Women Explorers

Exploration has long be considered a manly pursuit, but a new generation of women explorers and adventures are changing that. Cristen and Caroline survey the women's rich and exciting history of exploration and how they've fought for the right the investigate the natural world -- even in petticoats and corsets.

Episode sources:

"8 Influential Women Explorers" by Katherine Gammon. LiveScience. July 02, 2012.

"10 Amazing Lady Explorers Who Aren't Columbus" by Cara. Autostraddle. Oct. 08, 2012.

"A World of Her Own: 24 Amazing Women Explorers and Adventurers" by Michael Elsohn Ross. Chicago Review Press. 2014.

"Conceptions of Victorian Masculinity within Britain's Colonial Project in Egypt" by Claire Anderson. Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. Georgetown University. Oct. 12, 2012.

"Exploration Timelines: Women Explorers." National Geographic.

"Presenting America's World: Strategies of Innocence in National Geographic Magazine, 1888 - 1945" by Tamar Y. Rothenburg. Ashgate Publishing. 2007.

"Wired Women: Antarctic Explorers" by Dianne Lynch. ABC News.

"Women Adventurers" by Menie Muriel Davis. 1893.

"Women Explorers Tackle Gender Gap in Funding." Bloomberg.

"Women in Exploration." National Geographic.

"Women of National Geographic. National Geographic.

"Women's Polar Expedition Cut Short" by Karen Louise Boothe. Women's eNews. March 27, 2005.

Topics in this Podcast: travel, Discovery, maps, trailblazers, women's history, exploration, women explorers, explorer series