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CELEBRATING GENDER HISTORY AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY

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A conference to celebrate the work and career of Professor Mary O’ Dowd, MRIA, First professor of Gender History at QUB

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CELEBRATING GENDER HISTORY AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY

The Institute of Irish Studies and the School of History Anthropology Philosophy and Politics are hosting a conference on Gender History to celebrate the work and career of Professor Mary O’ Dowd, MRIA, First professor of Gender History at QUB

Friday 25 October 2019

1-30-6pm

PETER FROGGATT CENTRE

Room 02.026

Followed by the opening of an exhibition on Women and History in honour of Professor O’Dowd by Queen’s Special Collections and Archives, in co-operation with the Institute of Irish Studies and HAPP

Speakers will include members of Queen’s academic staff, including our new professor of Gender History, Diane Urquhart. Also Professors Maria Luddy (Sussex) Gerardine Meaney (UCD) and Bernadette Whelan (University of Limerick).

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CELEBRATING GENDER HISTORY AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY

Conference to mark the retirement of Professor Mary O’ Dowd as founding professor of

Gender History at Queen’s University Belfast

A pioneer of women’s history in Ireland, Mary O’ Dowd was the first chair of Women’s/Gender History on the Island of Ireland. This conference is a tribute to her distinguished research and teaching career. The conference is organised by the Institute of Irish Studies with the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics. It will be followed by the opening of an exhibition on Women and History in honour of Professor O’Dowd by Queen’s Library Archives and Special Collections.

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14:00 - 14:15 Conference Opening - Professor Alister Miskimmon, Head of School, School of HAPP, Queen’s University Belfast

14:15 - 15:30 Session 1

Speakers:

Dr Elaine Farrell, School of HAPP, Queen’s University Belfast

‘Prisons, property and women: Home and the prison economy 1850s to 1900’

Professor Emerita Maria Luddy, University of Warwick

‘Seduction and the support of illegitimate children in nineteenth century Ireland’

Chair: Dr Margaret Ward, Hon. Senior Lecturer in History, School of HAPP, Queen’s University Belfast

15.30 - 16:00 Tea/Coffee Break (PFC – Room 02.025)

16:00 - 17.15 Session 2

Speakers:

Professor Gerardine Meaney, University College Dublin.

‘Irish women’s writing: archive, data and narrative’

Professor Emerita Bernadette Whelan, University of Limerick

‘The politics of diplomacy and the ‘social game’ in Irish and American diplomacy in the 1930s’

Chair: Dr Margaret O’Callaghan, School of HAPP, Queen’s University Belfast

17:15 - 18:00 Keynote Lecture

Diane Urquhart, Professor of Gender History, School HAPP, Queen’s University Belfast

‘Irish divorce and domestic violence’

Chair: Dr Myrtle Hill, Visiting Research Fellow in History, School of HAPP, Queen’s University Belfast

18:00 Close followed by library exhibition and refreshments

Thanks to Deirdre Wildy, Kath Stevenson, Deborah Sherlock and Mary O’ Dowd herself for the library exhibition.

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