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Slovene philosophy, she studied the works of the scholastics, humanists, the enlightenment and the proto-mathematicians (Hvale, Erber, Karpe, Misle) and wrote about the works of her teacher, F. Veber, on Ušeničnik and also problems of the theory of form and Masaryk’s philosophy. She studied the work of the Slovene aesthetics (Stritar, Kersnik, Aškerc, Lajovic, Mladina, Ozvald). She also touched on the women’s question; in 1924 she published a socially committed work on the position of women in contemporary society, “Guidelines for the upbringing of girls”, intended for the wider intellectual public. She believed that the place of women is not just in motherhood and housekeeping. Although she did not advocate the political equality of women, she stressed that they must achieve professional equality. Alma Sodnik was above all a scientist and did not stir the public with her work but, as a scientist, she was a quiet leader with a durable impact. MTP

ÁNGELA PISKERNIK (1886–1967)*, first Slovene female botanist and natural historian Ángela Piskernik, the first Slovene female doctor of science and modern scientist, received her doctorate in biological sciences from Vienna University in 1914. During the time of her university studies, she took part in cultural and educational life in Vienna as a member of the Catholic society, Danica, and also wrote and lectured on the role of women, especially educated women. In 1916, she became trainee and then assistant in the Provincial Museum in Ljubljana. In the spring of 1919, Ángela was actively involved in work connected with the struggle for the northern Slovene border and she lead propaganda activities for Yugoslavia among women of Koroška/Carinthia. She organised the Alliance of Women’s Societies in Koroška (with 56 societies and more than 6,000 members), made public appearances and wrote newspaper articles. She then returned to the study of plant anatomy and physiology and, at the beginning of the twenties, published a modern and applicative paper, Influence of Fluorescent Colours in the Setting of Seeds, at the Viennese Academy of Science. She became a full

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Alma Sodnik; kept by NUL, http://www.dlib.si

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