UCD School of Education Associate Professor Judith Harford wins IRC Decades of Centenaries Research Award for 'Women and the Professoriate, 1917-22'

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The historiography of women’s higher education has focussed in the most part on the battle for admission to the university sphere at the turn of the century. There is an absence of scholarship on the history and agency of women professors positioned at the margins of the academy. This research examines how three women professors appointed to University College Dublin, Mary Hayden, Agnes O’ Farrelly and Mary Macken, used their role as public intellectuals to contribute to wider social and political debates concerning the role of women in Irish society in the period 1917–22.