Suffrage

14-15 December 2018: ‘”Why not a woman?” Celebrating women in public and private life in Ireland’, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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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12 December 2018: ‘Political voices: the participation of women in Irish public life, 1918—2019’, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2

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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19 November 2018: ‘100 years of women’s votes’, Sligo

On Monday 19 November 2018 a seminar entitled ‘100 years of women’s votes’, to commemorate the achievement of women’s suffrage in 1918, and to explore the place of women in politics today took place at The Model, Sligo. Speakers will include Carole Coleman, Helen Pankhurst, and Micheline Sheehy Skeffington; follow this link for the full programme. From…

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17 November 2018: ‘Art and the vote: The images of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign’, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

On Saturday 17 November 2018 Athlone Castle Visitor Centre presented a public lecture entitled ‘Art and the vote: The images of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign’ by Athlone Castle Cultural Officer Donna Gilligan. The talk will explore the visual culture of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign, and will discuss the use of protest art, political cartoons, and…

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16-30 November 2018: Exhibition: ‘Art and the vote: The visual culture of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign’, Luan Gallery, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Between 16 and 30 November 2018 the Luan Gallery, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, to commemorate the centenary of the first granting of votes to women in 1918, hosted an exhibition entitled Art and the vote: The visual culture of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign.  Throughout the Irish campaign for votes for women, suffragists used many forms of visual…

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3 November 2018: ‘Pioneering women in Irish history’, Tuam, Co. Galway

On Saturday 3 November the Old Tuam Society and Galway County Council presented a one-day conference entitled ‘Pioneering women in Irish history’, to mark the centenary of the achievement of female suffrage for women over 30, with property rights or a university education. Speakers included John Cunningham (NUIG), Geraldine Curtin, and Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington (NUIG). There was also be…

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3 November 2018: ‘Deeds not words? Assessing a century of change’, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

On Saturday 3 November 2018 the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted a one-day conference entitled ‘Deeds not words? Assessing a century of change’. This conference brought together a range of academics, historians and writers to explore changes and advancements in Irish society, particularly for women over…

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