« Women, Gender, and Computing » is a digital anthology edited by Valérie Schafer, Matthias Höfer, and Carmen Noguera (C²DH, University of Luxembourg) and created with their Master’s students, which addresses the role of women in the history of computing in the United States and Europe from the 1940s to today.
The volume offers a critical assessment of gendered practices and usages in the history of computing, a recent field of research and a subject to considerable tension, as illustrated by various sections of the book.
Composed of an original introductory essay and some thirty online resources - images, advertisements, videos, research articles - this Living Book traces how women's contributions to computing, though crucial, have been progressively rendered invisible while the field was masculinized, and illustrates some strategies put in place to fight against these inequalities.
Following the concept of the Living Books about History series, all the resources that constitute the Living Books are freely accessible online. The volume is available in English and French.