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Conference - Maria Edgeworth 250

7-8th of December 2018. Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

To  mark  the  250th  anniversary  of  the  birth  of  Maria  Edgeworth,   the School of English, the Long Room Hub, and the National Library of Ireland will host a conference examining her  life  and  writing  across  its  full range and  scope. As  well as  papers  that  address  Edgeworth’s  innovative writing  for  the  young,  her  essays  on education  and  her  ambitious  and original novels,  there will also be papers that discuss  the  wider  intellectual, social  and  political  world  of  the  Edgeworth  family.
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Portrait of the Edgeworth Family
Adam Buck
18th century, 1787
Coloured pencil, watercolour and graphite on paper
Sheet: 25.1 x 30.4 cm
Photo © National Gallery of Ireland