4:00 PM, 22 Apr 2021 - , Online

Reading Gender as Power and Process in Modern Irish History

History Research Seminar Series (papers)

School of History

University College Cork (UCC), Ireland


Thursday 22 April 2021, 16.00 (4 PM)


Professor Lindsey Earner-Byrne, School of History, UCC, presenting:

‘Reading Gender as Power and Process in Modern Irish History’




Participation: MS Teams

Links can be sent by e-mail on request; please, contact Dr Jérôme aan de Wiel, School of History, UCC: j.aandewiel@ucc.ie



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.


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