Amélie Puche

Making their mark in the universities: women and the french academic world under the Third Republic

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In France, women slowly entered the faculties from 1867. They encountered a great deal of resistance, both within the academic world and in the rest of society, where the idea of equal education for girls and boys was not yet the norm. The young women who entered the amphitheatres at the end of the 19th century were not well prepared academically to follow a course of study in higher education. This article examines the way in which these young people, confronted with the hostilities of their environment, gradually succeeded in imposing themselves in the previously masculine world of higher education


  • Women
  • University
  • Female emancipation
  • France
  • Female associations


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