Commemorating controversy: Women and the shaping of Modern Ireland
13 October 2020 6:30pm
Sonja Tiernan, Professor of Irish Studies, University of Otago
The intention of this paper is to track the use of commemorations, which have played a pivotal role in Ireland as a way of re-evaluating the ideals and objectives of those who fought for an independent county. A central focus is to examine commemorations at various stages so that we can follow the changing position of women in Ireland and gain insight as to how women’s contributions to the shaping of modern Ireland were in effect written out of Irish history books, until recently.
Sonja Tiernan is Éamon Cleary Professor of Irish Studies and co-director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies and the University of Otago, New Zealand. She has published widely in the area of modern Irish gender and women’s history. Her most recent monograph, The History of Marriage Equality in Ireland: a social revolution begins, is published by Manchester UP in 2020.
The seminar will start at 6:30pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Melbourne); 8:30am Irish Standard Time (Dublin); 8.30pm New Zealand Daylight time.