Next Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar – open to everyone everywhere

Professor Sonja Tiernan

Nature of Event: Webinar, online. ‘Commemorating controversy: Women and the Shaping of Modern Ireland‘ by Prof. Sonja Tiernan,  Éamon Cleary Professor of Irish Studies and co-director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies and the University of Otago, New Zealand.

 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.

When: 13 October 2020 at 6:30pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time; 6pm Australian Central Daylight Time; 8.30 pm New Zealand Daylight time and 8.30am Irish Standard Time

This online seminar will be held via zoom: to get the link, email melbirishstudies@gmail.com

The zoom room will be open from 6.20 to allow everyone to get the technology sorted. Please put your microphone on mute for the duration of the talk. We will be taking questions via the chat function so you can type in your question anytime and the facilitator will ask the speaker the questions at the end of the talk.

We will also be recording the talk and all going well will be posting it to the ISAANZ website.    Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android
MISS co-convenors:

Philip Bull (La Trobe University)
Frances Devlin-Glass (Deakin University)
Dianne Hall (Victoria University)

Elizabeth Malcolm (University of Melbourne)
Ronan McDonald, (University of Melbourne)

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