Sisters II - Reassessing Anna and Fanny Parnell

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Sisters II - Reassessing Anna and Fanny Parnell

Sisters II celebrates sisterhood by exploring the lives and achievements of four families of sisters who made their mark on Irish life.

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Royal Irish Academy 19 Dawson St D2 Dublin Ireland

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Sisters II, hosted by The Royal Irish Academy Library, continues the celebration of sisterhood. National Heritage Week 2022 kicks off the monthly lecture series on 17 August and ends with the official launch of the Sisters publication on 10 November.

See RIA Publications to order the book and listen back to the first series of lectures.

The third lunchtime lecture of this series will be delivered by Dr Diane Urquhart, Professor of Gender History at Queen’s University Belfast, on Anna and Fanny Parnell.

Diane Urquhart is Professor of Gender History in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP) of Queen’s University Belfast and President of the Women’s History Association of Ireland (WHAI). Her publications include Irish divorce: a history (Cambridge, 2020); The ladies of Londonderry: women and political patronage, 1800–1959 (London & New York, 2007); Women in Ulster politics, 1890–1940: a history not yet told (Dublin, 2000); and, with Lindsey Earner-Byrne, she co-authored Irish abortion journey, 1920–2018 (London, 2019).

Tickets are free, but places are limited, so advance booking is required.

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