Irish women and the diaspora: a symposium organized by the John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies
Thursday 10th June, 2010
at NovaUCD, University College Dublin, Ireland
While women may no longer be one of Donald Akenson’s ‘great unknowns’ of Irish migration and despite increasing scholarly attention in recent years, women remain marginal in many accounts of the Irish diaspora. This interdisciplinary symposium brings together leading scholars of diaspora in geography, history and sociology from across Britain and Ireland and aims to take stock of current work in the field. A number of speakers will reflect on recent theoretical perspectives, indicating how concepts such as transnationalism and diaspora might shape the study of Irish women abroad and suggesting avenues for future research. Featuring papers on Irish women’s engagement with the British empire, the Catholic church, concepts of modernity, and economic development, the symposium will address the experience of Irish women in the diaspora from the nineteenth century through to the present day. The symposium will conclude with a plenary discussion reflecting on women’s position within the diaspora.
Speakers include Mary E. Daly (UCD), Breda Gray (University of Limerick), Mary J. Hickman (London Metropolitan University), Karly Kehoe (UHI Millennium Institute),
Jennifer Redmond (NUI Maynooth), Louise Ryan (Middlesex University), Bronwen Walter (Anglia Ruskin University) and
Charlotte Wildman (University of Nottingham).
Further information: http://www.ucd.ie/johnhume/conferences/index.html
To register for this free event, please contact Jim MacPherson
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