Conference Contribution Details
Mandatory Fields
Clare O'Halloran
Royal Irish Academy Lecture Series, 'Prodigies of Learning: Academy Women in the Nineteenth Century
Learned Societies and the Problem of Women
Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures
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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.
Royal Irish Academy