2021 Hocken Talk Series - Professor Sonja Tiernan: ‘No woman must take a man’s job’: Women and anti-conscription during World War One.
29 July 2021 5:30pm — 6:30pm
Professor Sonja Tiernan: ‘No woman must take a man’s job’: Women and anti-conscription during World War One.
In the wake of centenary commemorations of the First World War, this talk showcases an aspect that national commemorative events failed to appropriately observe; those who campaigned against war and military conscription. With a focus particularly on female activists in Ireland and Britain, compared with that of New Zealand and Australia. In anticipation of the Archibald Baxter Peace Garden and national memorial for conscientious objectors opening in Dunedin.
Sonja Tiernan is the Eamon Cleary Professor of Irish Studies and co-director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Otago.
Hocken Library, Anzac Avenue, Dunedin
Free. All Welcome
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