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'Prodigies of learning': Academy women in the nineteenth century

When

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:00
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 17:00

Where

Academy House, 19 Dawson Street

Tickets

No booking required

Exhibition exploring the varied worlds of five women selected as Honorary Members of the Academy in the nineteenth century 

Princess Yekaterina Dashkova (1743-1810), Mary Somerville (1780-1872), Caroline Herschel (1750-1848), Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849), and Margaret Stokes (1832-1900) were all made Honorary Members of the Royal Irish Academy in recognition of their scholarly achievements in their respective fields. This exhibition celebrates their important contributions to learning and knowledge in the nineteenth-century.

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm, except on conference days. See Library landing page for exceptions. Free admission. No individual booking required. Group bookings please contact: library@ria.ie / 01-6090620

Lunchtime Lecture

 7 November ‘Learned societies and the problem of women’ /  Dr Clare O'Halloran, School of History, UCC

14 November ‘“A Woman in an August Sanctuary”: Princess Ekaterina Dashkova, Director of the Russian Academies’ / Dr Angela Byrne, DFAT Historian-in-Residence, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

21 November ‘Maria Edgeworth’s measured prose’ / Professor Claire Connolly, MRIA, School of English, UCC

28 November ‘Margaret Stokes (1832-1900): antiquarian, artist, writer – pioneer’ / Dr Marie Bourke, Former Keeper-Head of Education, NGI

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

 

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