Conference on ‘Image and Reality: Women in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Ireland’, 03.-04.04.08, Belfast

This is the second annual Women’s History conference hosted by Queen’s University Belfast. Organised by Audrey Delaney and Elaine Farrell (ph d students in School of History and Anthropology, QUB). Papers will be given by scholars researching aspects of the image and/or the reality of individual women or women in general in nineteenth and twentieth-century Ireland.
Zeit: 3-4 April, 2008
Ort: Governance Building – Seminar Room 1, Queen’s University Belfast, 53-67 University Road, Belfast
Conference Programme
4.00-5.30 pm – Panel 1: Image and Reality: Women & War
Chair: Dr Marie Coleman (Queen’s University Belfast)
Lorraine Dennis (University of Ulster) ‘Prisons’ memory archive: the Armagh women’
Fiona Devoy (University College Cork) ‘Irishwomen’s fight against conscription and its impact on the feminist movement’
Megan McCarty (University College Dublin) ‘Pathways to redemption: images of Mary in Irish wartime fiction’
5.30-6.00 Tea/coffee break
6.00-7.30 – Panel 2: Presentation on the IRCHSS funded project: Inventing and Re-Inventing the Irish Woman: External Influences on Gender Construction 1760-2005. Participants: Dr Susan Cahill (UCD); Professor Gerardine Meaney (UCD); Dr Catherine O’Connell (UL); Professor Mary O’Dowd (QUB); Dr Bernadette Whelan (UL)
Chair: Professor Catherine Clinton (Queen’s University Belfast)
7.30: Conference buffet
9.30- 11.00 Panel 3: Image and Reality: Deviant Women
Chair: Dr Myrtle Hill (Queen’s University Belfast)
Ann Daly (NUI, Maynooth) ‘The medical profession and the Contagious Diseases Acts in post Famine Ireland’
Elaine Farrell (Queen’s University Belfast) ‘ “The unnatural parent”: infanticide in nineteenth century Ireland’
Dr Leanne McCormick (University of Ulster) ‘Fallen angels: rescue homes in Belfast 1900-1945, image and reality’
11.00-11.15: Tea/coffee break
11.15-1.00 – Panel 4: Image and Reality: Women in Art and Literature
Chair: Professor Gerardine Meaney (University College Dublin)
Beth Rodgers (Queen’s University Belfast) ‘“I was not half nor a quarter as wild in Ireland”: how Irish is L. T. Meade?’
Karen Normoyle-Haugh (Independent scholar) ‘The iconography of woman in the work of Harry Clarke’
Megan Buckley (NUI, Galway) ‘“Feeling that the room had no walls”: Moya Cannon’s creative spaces’
Caroline Magennis (Queen’s University Belfast) ‘“[S]ome death-haunted and artful coquette”: Northern Irish men writing Northern Irish women’
1.00 – 2.00: Conference lunch
2.00-3.30 – Panel 5: Image and Reality: Biographies of Irish Women
Chair: Dr Bernadette Whelan (University of Limerick)
Pierre Ranger (University of Paris XII and Queen’s University Belfast) ‘Maud Gonne and France: context, networks and influences’
Kelley Maxham (University College Dublin) ‘Josephine McNeill: diplomatic spouse or republican mouse?’
Dr Anna Bryson (Queen Mary University of London) ‘Thekla Beere: a singular woman’
3.30-3.45: Tea/coffee break
3.45-4.45 Panel 6: Image and Reality: Women and Education
Chair: Dr Mary McAuliffe (University College Dublin)
Clara Cullen (University College Dublin) ‘In search of further education: educational opportunities for women in Dublin in the mid-nineteenth century’
Claire Rush (Queen’s University Belfast) ‘Uncovering new voices: oral testimonies and the experience of schoolgirls in Northern Ireland, 1935-47’
The organisers are grateful for financial support from the Gender Research Forum, QUB, the Institute of Irish Studies, QUB, the Student-Led Initiative, QUB and the School of History and Anthropology, QUB.
For more information please contact Elaine Farrell:
Organising committee: Elaine Farrell, Professor Mary O’Dowd.

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