Women and Education

Female education in the upper classes was practiced in various societies since the Antiquity. There were poets, writers, artist, scientists, religious thinkers and politicians. There were women intellectuals who played important role in the social cultural life. Nevertheless the idea of the systematical rational education Continue Reading

Ekaterine (Keke) Melikishvili-Meskhi (1854, Tbilisi – 1928)

Ekaterine (Keke) Melikishvili – Meskhi was among those first Georgian women who obtained higher education in Switzerland where she joined the association Ugheli established by Georgian students in Zurich. Along with Keke Melikishvili, the association included other Georgian women too: Kato and Olimpiada Nikoladze, Olga Guramishvili, Pelagia Continue Reading

Mariam Jambakur-Orbeliani (11 July 1852 – 23 August 1941, Tbilisi)

Philanthropist, educator, public figure and feminist. Founding member of the Society for Spreading Literacy among Georgians; actively collaborated with Ivane Javakhishvili in 1917-1918 and became the member of the supporting committee established right after opening of the first university in Georgia (Caucasus) – Tbilisi State Continue Reading

Anastasia Tumanishvili-Tsereteli Born (25 August 1842 – 7 February 1932, Tbilisi)

In 1876 went to Switzerland where she got acquainted with the issues of upbringing children based on Pestalozzi methods, new pedagogical ideas in Switzerland and France. Visited Paris, Zurich. On returning home got involved in cultural-educational life of the country. Soon her literary translations were Continue Reading

Ekaterine Tarkhnishvili-Gabashvili (16 June 1851, Gori – 7 August, 1938, Akhalkalaki, Georgia)

Georgian children’s writer and public figure, member of the Board (Governing Body) of the Society for Spreading Literacy among Georgians from 1882. In 1897-1922 she was the head of the women’s vocational school and in 1872-1905 – the initiator of establishing Women’s Circle and creating Continue Reading

Barbare Eristavi-Jorjadze (1833, Kistauri, Georgia – 10 April, 1895)

Literary and public figure, particularly in women’s education and rights field. Her articles were regularly published in periodicals. In 1874 wrote the first book in culinary “The Complete Cuisine”. Author of poetry, prose and drama. Created her own method of teaching literacy.

Nadezhda Vasilievna Stasova (1822-1895)

Nadezhda Vasilyevna was the daughter of a dvoryan architect. She was born in the palace in Tsarsko Selo and her godmother was Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna, wife of Alexander I. Since she was a child she was surrounded by books and works of art. According to Continue Reading

Maria Vasilevna Trubnikova (Ivasheva) 1835 – 1897

Her father, Vasiliy Ivanov, was descended from a very large and wealthy noble family, and her mother was the French woman Camilla Le Dantieau. She was the daughter of the governess in the family of a General – Major P. Ivashev. At first, she lived Continue Reading

Anna Pavlovna Filosofova (Dyagileva) (1837-1912)

She was descended from the famous and wealthy noble family Dyagilev. She was born on April 5, 1837 in Perm, and was the eldest of the nine children of the family. As a child, she enjoyed freedom, she was cheerful and rebellious. For this reason Continue Reading

Teofana Todorova-Lukash (1868 – 1946)

Born in Stara Zagora. Graduated of the Plovdiv High School of Girls, studied embroidery in Vienna (1890-1891). Housewife to the death of her husband – teacher and from Czech origin. Board member of the Majchina grizha (Mother’s Care) Womens’Society – Plovdiv and a teacher in Continue Reading