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‘Learned societies and the problem of women’

When

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 13:00

Where

Academy House, 19 Dawson Street

Tickets

No booking required

Dr Clare O'Halloran will give the first lecture in our series accompanying the exhibition 'Prodigies of learning: Academy women in the nineteenth century'

Until recently, learned societies, which were set up by men for men, have found it difficult to know how to react to the figure of the learned woman.  Should she be ignored or welcomed into their midst?  This lecture looks at some of the ways in which these societies resolved the issue over the course of the period 1800-1950, paying particular attention to the Royal Irish Academy itself.

Speaker

Clare O’Halloran is Chair of the Board of Women’s Studies and Lecturer in History in University College Cork.  She did her doctorate on Irish antiquarianism in the eighteenth century and spent many happy hours working on it in the library of the RIA, where she also became interested in the topic of her lecture in this series.

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

Listen back to Dr Clare O'Halloran's lecture. 

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