it sounds like it's been going strong ever since.
Sonia is one of my heroes. Born in 1850 in Russia, she loved mathematics, fought her parents to study it, and entered into a marriage of convenience so that she could study abroad. She earned a PhD studying under Weierstrass, and still couldn't find work doing mathematics.
Eventually she got a position at the University of Stockholm, and later won the prestigious Prix Bordin. She also had a daughter, who she raised alone. She died at age 41, when her daughter was only 12.
Mathematician, activist, and mother, Sonia was also a writer, whose novels were published to some acclaim. My kind of woman.
(Read more here and here.)