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‘“A Woman in an August Sanctuary”: Princess Ekaterina Dashkova, Director of the Russian Academies’

When

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 13:00

Where

Academy House, 19 Dawson Street

Tickets

No booking required

Dr Angela Byrne will give the second lecture in our series accompanying the exhibition 'Prodigies of learning: Academy women in the nineteenth century'

Princess Dashkova was one of the leading lights of the Enlightenment, a multilingual traveller, writer and early confidante of Catherine the Great. In 1783-94, she directed two Russian academies, and in 1791 was elected honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy. This talk will cover her considerable academic achievements, her tumultuous personal life, and her friendship with Cork sisters Martha and Katherine Wilmot.

Speaker

Dr Angela Byrne is DFAT Historian-in-Residence at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. She has published and taught histories of migration, travel and exploration, and women in the sciences.

Free admission. No individual booking required. Group bookings please contact: library@ria.ie / 01-6090620

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