Research and Events
Events Archive 2020-2021
8 March 2021: 4th Annual Athena SWAN President's Symposium, co-organized by Athena SWAN project, Equality Committee, Women's Studies and Mná@UCC.
10 March 2021: Lecture by Professor Shabana Mir (American Islamic College, Chicago) on Muslim Women on Campus, organized by the Study of Religions Department in cooperation with Women's Studies. A recording of the lecture is available on Youtube at this link: Lecture - Professor Shabana Mir
11 March 2021: Lecture by Distinguished Professor Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University) on Posthuman Ethics, in conversation with UCC members of staff. Organized by Women's Studies, Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures (Casilac) and Department of Applied Social Sciences. A recording of the lecture is available on Youtube at this link: Lecture - Professor Rosi Braidotti
16 March 2021: A roundtable on gender and precarity of employment on the basis of the two recently published books Women and Industry in The Balkans: The Rise and Fall of the Yugoslav Textile Sector (Bloomsbury 2019, paperback 2021) & Working in Cork: Everyday life in Irish Steel, Sunbeam Wolsey and the Ford Marina Plant, 1917-2001 (Cork University Press, 2020). With authors Dr. Chiara Bonfiglioli and Dr. Liam Cullinane, guest commentators Dr. Rory Archer (University of Konstanz/Graz) and Dr. Maura Cronin (Mary Immaculate College), chaired by Dr. Clíona O' Carroll (Department of Folklore, UCC). A recording of the roundtable is available on Youtube at this link: Gender, labour and precarity roundtable
Women's Studies Webinar Series 2020-2021
Women and Activism in Ireland: Profiling Leaders and Changemakers
This webinar series highlights the richness and diversity of women's activism, profiles women's impact as leaders and changemakers and showcases feminist strategies and ways of working which promote equality for women. The webinars will be happen via Microsoft Teams. A recording will be available after the event.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are outside UCC and would like to receive an invitation on your email.
4 December, 12-1pm
Emma Carroll, co-founder of the Facebook page In Our Shoes - Covid Pregnancy
‘Birthing alone: the movement to revise current maternity care restrictions’
The talk discusses current restrictions on maternity care, in place since March 2020, which force women to use Irish maternity services alone, and how these need to be revised to support pregnant women and their partners in these times.
A recording of the webinar is available on Youtube at this link: Webinar with Emma Carroll
11 December, 12 -1pm
Dr. Maeve O’ Rourke - Irish Centre for Human Rights (ICHR), NUIG
'The Clann Project: Ireland's Unmarried Mothers and their Children: Gathering the Data'
This talk focuses on the evidence-gathering and advocacy strategies undertaken by Justice for Magdalenes Research, Adoption Rights Alliance and global law firm Hogan Lovells LLP, and by the individuals who participated in the Clann Project, in pursuit of justice for 'historical' and ongoing systematic human rights violations in Ireland's institutional, adoption and 'care' system.
A recording of the webinar is available on Youtube at this link: Webinar with Dr Maeve O Rourke
15 January, 12-1 pm
Erin Darcy, editor of In Her Shoes - Women of the Eighth: A Memoir and Anthology (New Island Books, 2020).
The talk fcouses on grassroots activism and the historical and social importance of women's storytelling through the online art project In Her Shoes - Women of the Eighth.
A recording of the webinar is available on Youtube at this link: Webinar with Erin Darcy
12 February, 12-1 pm
Karen Kiernan, CEO, One Family; Dr Tricia Keilthy Society of St Vincent de Paul
Parenting alone during Covid-19- the intersection of care, precarious work and poverty
A recording of the webinar is available on Youtube at this link: Webinar with Karen Kiernan&Tricia Keilthy
16 April, 12-1 pm
Mary McDermott, Safe Ireland
Tracking the Shadow Pandemic - a Safe Ireland Report
A recording of the webinar is available on Youtube at this link: Webinar with Mary McDermott