University Hall at Utretch University, The Netherlands, Photograph by Katherine Owensby, c. 2018
This is a photograph of the University Hall at Utretch University. In 1636, Anna Maria van Schurman was invited to present a poem at the university’s opening. Soon after, in the same year, van Schurman became the first woman to study at a university in the Netherlands, perhaps even in all of Europe. She studied theology, philosophy, history, languages, and even medicine and physics.Citation: Owensby, Katherine. "Utrecht University Hall". 2018.Photograph
Permissions: This image is used with permission from the photographer.
Credit: Katherine Owensby
Associated timeline dates: 1634