Leading historian to address Women’s History conference in Galway

Galway daily historian speaks at women's history

One of Ireland’s leading historians will address a conference presented by the Women’s History Association of Ireland in Galway this Friday, 16 February.

Professor Mary O’Dowd from Queen’s University Belfast will address the association on subjects such as future research on Irish women’s history from 1500 – 1800.

Professor O’Dowd’s address will provide the culmination of a day of discussion by researchers from NUI Galway, TCD, UL and QUB.

Speakers will explore the experience of aristocratic Irish women in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (Lady Ranelagh and Lady Tyrconnell), letter writing and correspondence networks in and outside Ireland, and the legal standing of women in that period.

Conference organiser, Dr Bronagh McShane, said: “Just over 25 years on from the publication of Professor O’Dowd’s ‘Agenda for Women’s History in Ireland’, written with Margaret MacCurtain and Maria Luddy, this one-day seminar will bring together leading and emerging scholars currently engaged in research on the history of early modern Irish women in order to assess progress made and to identify new paths yet to be forged.”

It will take place in Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building at NUI Galway from 9am to 5pm on Friday, 16 February.

The event is free and open to the public and advance registration is required at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/new-directions-in-early-modern-irish-womens-history-tickets-41707319716