22 April - Reading Gender as Power and Process in Modern Irish History
School of History, UCC
Professor Lindsey Earner-Byrne, School of History, UCC
Thursday 22 April 2021, 16.00 (4 PM)
The paper will be delivered by MS Teams. Please, contact Dr Jérome aan de Wiel, School of History, UCC, for a Teams link: email@example.com
Paper This paper places gender at the centre of the analytical framework of modern Irish history in order to consider its implications for the sources we use and the history we write. It unravels how gender itself is an encounter with, among other things, sexuality, social values, cultural representation, political economy and the social relations of everyday life. It asks: in what ways can the historian elucidate the role of power and process in gender and how can this exercise form part of a broader rewriting of modern Irish history? Professor Lindsey Earner-Byrne holds SALI Chair of Irish Gender History at University College Cork. She has published on Irish social, gender and welfare history with an emphasis on the intersections between policy and lived experience. Her most recent book co-authored with Diane Urquhart, The Irish Abortion Journey, 1920-2018, explored the history of abortion focusing on differences and commonalities of experience on the island of Ireland.