University College Dublin to Host 2017 H-WRBI Annual Conference

 Conference panels and papers will examine the history of women religious, medieval to modern.

 2017 H-WRBI Annual Conference UCD June 2017 

We welcome papers that engage with sources and comment on methodologies around the use of archival, oral, visual, material or digital sources. Papers might consider, for example:

  • Education
  • Healthcare and medical history
  • Visual culture
  • Politics and public life
  • Mission and missionaries
  • Archives and access: issues for researchers and/or archivists
  • Interpreting sources
  • The future for sources & records: considerations for religious orders
  • The material culture of religious life
  • Writing, painting, photography or composition
  • The financial management of convents and monasteries
  • Church hierarchy
  • Photographs and the visual historical record of women religious
  • Ephemera in convent collections
  • Oral histories of women religious
  • Digitisation and the future of sources
  • Publishing and the history of women religious


To submit a paper proposal send a 300-word summary, together with a short biography (100 words) by 3 February 2017, to:

Non-presenting delegates are also welcome to register for the conference.