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The Female of The Species: a Celebration of Women In History

The Female of The Species: a Celebration of Women In History

When:

  • Fri 21 Jun, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 24 Jun, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 25 Jun, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 26 Jun, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 27 Jun, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 28 Jun, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 1 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 2 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 3 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 4 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 5 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 8 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 9 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 10 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 11 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 12 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 15 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 16 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 17 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 18 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 19 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 22 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 23 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 24 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 25 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 26 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 29 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 30 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 31 Jul, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 1 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 2 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 5 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 6 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 7 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 8 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 9 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 12 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 13 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 14 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 15 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 16 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 19 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 20 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 21 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 22 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 23 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 26 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 27 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 28 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 29 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 30 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 2 Sep, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 3 Sep, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 4 Sep, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 5 Sep, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 6 Sep, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 9 Sep, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 10 Sep, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 11 Sep, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 12 Sep, 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 13 Sep, 8:30am – 5:00pm
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Where:

University of Otago Library, 65 Albany St, Dunedin

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

"As a class, women seem always to have been too busy to say much about themselves. And sometimes it has seemed that the more worthwhile their deeds the less they said about them. Few women have had Boswells, though many should have." - Kate Campbell Hurd-Mead, 1937

A woman’s role in society, until recently, has traditionally been as wife, mother, and caregiver. She is often remembered in history, overwhelmingly written by men, for her looks, her body, or her scandalous behaviour. Women make up at least half of the world’s population, but they occupy less than one percent of recorded history.

As you will find in this exhibition, The Female of the Species: A Celebration of Women in History, women have always been writers, inventors, leaders, activists, and warriors. However, their contributions have often been overlooked, fading into a background overshadowed by men. The paucity of resources about women has proven a challenge, but in the exhibition, you will find books highlighting familiar faces: Cleopatra, Emmeline Pankhurst, Marie Curie, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Florence Nightingale, and Janet Frame.

You will also learn of the endeavours of less familiar women in history: Christine de Pisan, the 14th century proto-feminist; Boudica, Queen of the Iceni; Hypatia, the mathematician; Ida Pfeiffer, the Austrian traveller; Mary Somerville, the scientist; Ann Radcliffe, the writer; Margaret Sanger, the birth control activist; Teuta, the pirate Queen; Charlotte Guillard, the Paris printer; and many more besides.
Let us now bring the exploits of all these women into the light. Please enjoy the exhibition.

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