Gender: History, Culture and Representation



"The story is no longer about the things that have happened to women and men and how they have reacted to them; instead it is about how the subjective and collective meanings of women and men as categories of identity have been constructed." (Joan Scott, Gender and the Politics of History, New York, 1988, p.6).

This lecture-only module examine the histories and representations of gender, seeking to understand how it is constructed by societies, institutions and individuals through the critical analysis of texts, works of art and public actions. Gender, its role, its construction and it historiography will be brought together by scholars across the school in an interdisciplinary module. The operation of gender ‘as a tool of analysis’ will be examined in histories of the body, sexuality, medicine, religion, politics, institutions and representations in a variety of texts and contexts which will show the inherent instability and elusive nature of many gendered identities. 

Date, Time and Place

Lectures will take place once per week, commencing in January 2025. The time and venue is yet to be confirmed.

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Course Fees

€85 full rate, €60 concession rate.

The concession rate is available to retirees, over 65s, and the unwaged, including second- and third-level students.


Please check our website in December for updates on enrolment and term dates at:

You may apply online or by telephone as follows:

Online: Register and pay by credit/debit card online after enrolments open at:

By telephone: Text ‘APPLY FOR COURSE’ to +353 (0)87 2572015* and you will receive a call back confirming your registration. The phone will be busy during the application period so responses may be delayed. Please do not call to enroll for this course.

Get in Touch

Telephone Number

+353 (0)1 896 8589

or TEXT 087 257 2015