Ireland and the First World War
Paying the price to
the uttermost farthing?
Women and the First World War
Women’s Studies Seminar – Sat. 1st March, 2014
Kane GO1 at 10.00 a.m. (registration from 9.30 a.m.)
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to register an interest in attending
Location: UCC Kane Building G01
Session 1 (Chair Dr Clare O’Halloran)
10:00 Seminar opening
Poetry reading by Eadaoin O'Donaghue:
Munition Wages by Madeline Ida Bedford
Hallow-e’en 1915 by Winifred M. Letts (1916)
10:15 – 11:25: Panel 1: Women and Forms of Work
Dr Mary Muldowney: ‘Unsuitable work for women’. Employment in munitions and railways during the First World War.
Dr John Borgonovo (UCC) Unionists, Nationalists, and Separation Women: The Mobilisation of Cork Women, 1914-1918.
Dr Sandra McAvoy (UCC) Relief Work in a War Zone: Cork Suffragist Susanne Day’s Experience.
11:25 – 11:30 short break
Session 2 (Chair Maeve O’Riordan)
11:30 – 12:05 Keynote Speaker
Rosemary Cullen-Owens: 'WOMEN OF EUROPE, WHEN WILL YOUR CALL RING OUT?' Appeal by Louie Bennett in Jus Suffragii, 1 March 1915, (Journal of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance).
12:05 -12:20: Break
Teas and coffees will be served
Session 3 (Chair Dr Sandra McAvoy)
12:20 – 1:10 Panel 2: Women and remembrance
Maeve O’Riordan (UCC): ‘I read the Times every day’: Lady Inchiquin’s First World War experience.
Dr Clodagh Tait (Mary Immaculate College): Landscapes of loss: mourning and memory in an east Cork parish.
1:10 – 1:30 The Diary of Mary Martin
Rachel Murphy MA (UCC): We have started saying the rosary together for you every night’: A Mother’s Perspective on the First World War, based on The Diary of Mary Martin 1916, a Digital Project.
Close of event
Cork Studies in the Irish Revolution:
Ireland and the First World War: ‘in defence of right, of freedom, and of religion’?
University College Cork, Friday 24th and Saturday 25th January 2014
Download conference programme here Ireland and the First World War (84kB)
The History Show - RTÉ Radio 1 (download a podcast of this programme from Sunday 19 January)
Conference organised by the School of History University College Cork, with generous assistance from the Research Fund, School of History, University College Cork, and the Reconciliation Fund of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.