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Female Enfranchisement and its Limitations

Monday, 28 May – Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Female Enfranchisement and its Limitations

Gender, politics, class, and caste in Ireland, Europe and India

This symposium will be held at the Long Room Hub in May 2018 to commemorate 100 years of Suffrage in Ireland. It draws together established and early-career scholars in the fields of history, politics, art history and. The papers span from the ancient to the modern world and the invited participants have been asked to consider gender, class, caste, colonialism, post-colonialism in Ireland, Europe and India. This symposium aims to support the growth of inter-institutional and collaborative research and will include a half-day workshop on how we can build meaningful research eco-systems in the transnational and post-Brexit context.

9.00am: Registration
9.30am: opening remarks, Minister Josepha Madigan, TBC.

28 May 2018
9.45 am -11.15: The Vote: Ireland and India.
Chair: Dr Ciara Breathnach, UL.

Professor Eunan O’Halpin, TCD, ‘"That urge to fight for the freedom of their country": female freedom fighters in the century of enfranchisement'.
Dr Jyoti Atwal, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, ‘Irish Women in
India: Transnational Feminisms’.
Dr Sarah Anne Buckley, NUIG, ‘'Working-class mothers and suffrage in Ireland'.

11.15-11.45: Tea/coffee

11.45-1.30: Suffrage, class and caste.
Chair: Dr Catherine Lawless
Dr Kate O’Malley, Royal Irish Academy, 'After Suffrage. Irish women activists and India.'
Dr Padma Anagol, Cardiff University, 'Indian middle class women, consumption and material cultures in a Globalising Age'.
Professor Ivana Bacik, TCD, #Vótáil100 100 years of Women in Parliament.

1.30-2.30 Lunch

2.30-4pm: Suffrage, gender and religion: the politics of the ‘everyday’, Ireland and Poland.  

Dr Alex Tierney, TCD, ‘Free State and Northern Irish legislatures: gender politics and paternalistic states, 1920-1940’.
Dr Leanne McCormick, Ulster University, ‘Women and the vote in Northern Ireland’.
Dr Jackie Hayden, The re-catholicization of Polish values: women in retreat after Solidarity.

4pm: Closing Remarks: Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, TCD.

Register here for this event 
Generously funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht , Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund and the Trinity Long Room Hub.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Identities in Transformation
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Conferences, Lectures and Seminars, Public, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public

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