On Friday 14 and Saturday 15 December 2018 the Women’s History Association of Ireland’s (WHAI) 2018 annual conference, entitled“‘Why not a woman?’ Celebrating women in public and private life in Ireland, 1918-2018”, took place in Dublin Castle, Dublin 2. This conference marks the centenary of the achievement of limited suffrage for women, and is supported…

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On Wednesday 12 December 2018 the National University of Ireland, in collaboration with Maynooth University Social Sciences Unit presented a one-day symposium entitled ‘Political Voices: the Participation of Women in Irish Public Life, 1918-2018’. This symposium formed part of the NUI’s ‘Decade of Centenaries’ programme, and was timed to coincide with the anniversary of the December…

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On Tuesday 4 December 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate was hosted by the National Library of Ireland to tie in with its current exhibition ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’. The exhibition covers the turbulent years of 1918 and 1919, a period that witnessed the end of the First World War, the suffragette movement, the global…

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On Monday 5 November 2018 a new exhibition entitled ‘The Peace at Home? Dublin after the First World War’ opened at Dublin City Library and Archive (DCLA) 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.  The exhibition commemorates the centenary of the end of the First World War in November 1918. Using the rich vein of archival materials…

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