On Friday 14 September 2018 the National Print Museum hosted a day-long seminar exploring the use of print media by Irish suffragists and their opponents in their methods of promotion and protest.This event was organised in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition Print, protest and the polls: The Irish women’s suffrage campaign and the power of print media.
A number of speakers discussed the suffrage campaign’s strategic use of print media such as newspapers and cartoons, the events of the 1918 general election, and the ways in which print was used as a mass media for the development of the suffrage movement. Speakers included James Curry (OPW), exhibition curator Donna Gilligan, Mary McAuliffe (UCD), William Murphy (DCU), and Margaret Ward (QUB).
The seminar took place from 9.30am to 4pm in the National Print Museum, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4. Admission is free but booking required; follow this link for full details of the programme.
The seminar was kindly sponsored by the European Year of Cultural Heritage Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2018.
From Century Ireland: The suffrage movement.