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Science, Gender and Sociability in a Northern City c. 1775-1820
This interdisciplinary event brings together scholars in women’s history, the history of science, literature, theatrical performance, music and historical archaeology from across the UK and the US, to contextualise and analyse the diary of Jane Ewbank (1778‒1824).
Jane Ewbank, the twenty-five year old daughter of a York druggist, kept a 34,000-word diary from 1803 to 1805, which details a conscious project of self-education via reading, sociability and her involvement in the intellectual and social landscape of a northern English city, including the theatre, concerts, science lectures, the natural world and its materiality. All participants will have online access to the diary.
YPS are sponsoring the sessions on 9th June from 9.30am in the Tempest Anderson Hall in the Yorkshire Museum.
All participants must prebook online with the University of York further details here: