On 4-5 April the National Museum of Ireland, Collins’ Barracks, will host the annual conference of the Women’s History Association of Ireland. The theme of the conference is the history of Cumann na mBan, to mark the founding of the organisation in 1914. Supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht – in association with University College Dublin and the Mater Dei Institute of Education (DCU) – the conference is free to attend but a place must be reserved in advance.
Keynote speakers include Dr Margaret Ward (author of Unmanageable Revolutionaries: Women and Irish Nationalism), Dr Marie Coleman (QUB and author of The Irish Revolution, 1916-1923), Dr John Borgonovo (UCC and author of The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City, 1916-1918) and Dr Joost Augusteijn (Leiden and editor of The Irish Revolution, 1913-1923).
Mr Jimmy Deehihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, will launch Senia Paseta’s Irish nationalist women, 1900-1918 (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and the conference will conclude with a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’, chaired by Tommy Graham, editor of History Ireland.
To view the conference programme, click here.
For information on the Women’s History Association of Ireland, click here.
From Century Ireland: Cumann na mBan founded in Dublin.
From RTE Commemorations 2014: Watch Cumann na mBan – Forgotten women of the revolution.
From History Ireland: The foundation and growth of Cumann na mBan.