Emilia Snethlage (1868-1929) and the reasons for celebrating 150 years since her birth
Abstract The document presents a portion of the trajectory of the first woman to be part of a Brazilian research institution. Emilia Snethlage (1868-1929) was a German-born woman who began to study the birds of the Amazon region. We initially point out questions about the life and work of this scientist, as well as general aspects of the history of science and gender studies. We also present a revised and updated reproduction of a newspaper article published on November 15, 1985 by Osvaldo Rodrigues da Cunha (1928–2011), who was also an important researcher at for the Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi.