Irish Women and Rural Society, Medieval to Modern

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Date / time: 11 March - 12 March, All day

Queen's University Belfast

Irish Women and Rural Society, Medieval to Modern

Women’s History Association of Ireland Conference

The broad theme for this year will be ‘Irish Women and Rural Society, from Medieval to Modern’. Papers will include the following topics:

– Women and paid/unpaid work
– Women in the home
– Political activity
– Women religious
– The marketplace
– Consumerism and material culture of rural women
– Leisure activities (reading, dancing, sports, crafts, etc.)
– Philanthropy
– Courtships or relationships
– Sexuality and sexual behaviour
– Education
– Health and medicine
– Migration
– Girlhood
– Deviance or criminality

Urban/rural comparative papers or panel proposals are also welcome. For further information contact: Elaine Farrell (

Organising committee: Elaine Farrell, Leanne McCormick and Mary O’Dowd

For further information and updates about the conference go to the Women’s History Association website.

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