Indoors and Outdoors, Public and Private: Women and the Country House

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Date(s) - 15 May - 16 May
All day

Maynooth University History Department


13th Annual Conference, Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses & Estates, Maynooth History Department

This international conference will focus on the role of women in country houses and on landed estates in Ireland, the UK , and beyond. Chatelaines, daughters, widows, housekeepers, maids, farmers and labourers’ wives, and other were ever-present figures in the microcosm of the country house and estate. In the past decade research has begun to reveal the extent of their involvement in managing households and estates, adopting public roles, championing causes, as well as raising families, and committing their thoughts to paper.

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