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Women’s Stories

A diverse range of public talks on women’s place in society.

In this new radio series Women’s Stories, the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute in collaboration with Near FM Community Radio will illuminate a diverse range of stories on women’s place in society.

Women’s place in society, both historically and in the 21st century has seen so much change, for good and bad. Through this new series of talks, we will explore topics as diverse as the story of Giulia Farnese, an Italian born mistress to Pope Alexander VI, to widows in early 17th century Ireland and right through to present day stories from the frontline of Irish women in music technology. These topics will be brought to life by guest speakers, actors, writers and researchers from Trinity’s Arts and Humanities. The talks, which will take place in the Trinity Long Room Hub in Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020, are free to attend and will be recorded for broadcast on Near FM.

 The Women’s Stories radio series is produced by Trinity Long Room Hub and Near FM with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland through the television licence fee.

You can listen to Near FM online or on 90.3FM.

Listen back now:

  • ‘Late the wife of …’: Widows and the 1641 Depositions│Listen here*
  • How We Imagine Her: Giulia Farnese from Source to Screen │Listen here
  • Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film │Listen here
  • Virginie Despentes: Sex, Femininity and Cynicism │Listen here*
  • Living inside the Big Mansions: 18th Century China │Listen here
  • Women in Music Technology: Analog On │Listen here

* Listener advisory: These programmes contain discussions on sexual violence, violence and/or very strong language. Listener discretion is advised.


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