'Prodigies of learning': Academy women in the nineteenth century
WhenMonday, July 9, 2018 - 10:00 - Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 17:00
Exhibition exploring the varied worlds of five women selected as Honorary Members of the Academy in the nineteenth century. For all the content published for this exhibiton please visit our exhibition page to download the podcasts and read the blogs.
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.
Lunchtime Lecture - Listen Back
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: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01-6090620
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