In March 2019 Glasnevin Trust, in conjunction with the School of History and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin, is hosting its annual Spring lecture series on the theme of ‘Social History and the Irish Revolution’ every Wednesday evening in March at 7.00pm. The first lecture in the series was delivered by Prof. Linda Connolly (Maynooth…

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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…

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From Friday 1 December to Sunday 3 December the annual Stoneybatter and Smithfield People’s History Project ‘Street Stories’ festival took place in a range of venues in and around Stoneybatter, Dublin 7. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Women after 1916: They didn’t go away’. It focused on the stories of women activists in the…

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On Friday 1 September 2017 the Royal Irish Academy hosted a one day conference organised by Maynooth University, entitled ‘Women and the Irish revolution, 1917-23: Feminism, violence, nationalism’. The period 1917–1923 was marked by political violence and upheaval in Ireland, ending in partition and independence for 26 of its 32 counties. How this period of revolution…

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On Friday 26 May 2017 Trinity College Dublin’s  Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Institute hosted a one-day seminar entitled ‘Gender, citizenship and subjectivity in revolutionary Ireland and Europe, c. 1917-1922’. This was an international, cross-disciplinary symposium examining the manner in which ordinary, non-combatant women narrated their identities during the revolutionary period 1917-1922 in both Ireland and…

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On Friday 21 April, as part of the Women’s History Association of Ireland annual conference, a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate took place in the Mechanics Institute, Middle St, Galway, entitled ‘Now you see them, now you don’t’: women in the Irish revolution.’ This explored the role of women in the revolutionary decade, as activists,…

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On Wednesday 8 March 2017, as part of International Women’s Day, the National Library of Ireland presented a lecture by Dr Fionnuala Walsh (TCD) on ‘Irishwomen and the Great War, 1914-18’. The lecture will examine women’s mobilisation to support the war effort, their role on the Irish ‘Home Front’, and also their politicisation in a world at…

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From Monday 20 to Friday 24 February 2017 Newry and Mourne Museum hosted a series of afternoon lectures on the theme ‘The warp and weft of herstory: the 20th century history of the women of Newry and Mourne’. Topics included the history of women in the region during the twentieth century broadly, the revolutionary era, the…

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