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Irish women and the diaspora: a symposium organized by the John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies, UCD

10th June 2010, 9.30am-6.00pm
Venue: NovaUCD [map]

9.30-11.15 Irish women, diaspora and the Catholic church (Chair: Jim MacPherson, UCD)

  • Louise Ryan (Middlesex University), 'Building walls or bridges: the role of ethnic chaplaincies and Irish migrant women in Britain'.
  • Charlotte Wildman (University of Nottingham), ‘Irish-Catholic women and modernity in 1930s Liverpool’.

11.15-11.30 Coffee

11.30-1.00 Travel, work and economic development (Chair: Lindsey Earner-Byrne, UCD)

  • Breda Gray (University of Limerick), ‘The gendered contradictions of economic development and diaspora membership'.
  • Jennifer Redmond (NUI Maynooth), ‘Discovering diversity in the Irish women's diaspora: analysing data from Irish travel permits during World War II’.

1.00-2.00 Lunch

2.00-3.30 Irish women, transnationalism and empire (Chair: Catherine Cox, UCD)

  • Bronwen Walter (Anglia Ruskin University), ‘Placing Irish women within and beyond the British empire: contexts and comparisons’.
  • Karly Kehoe (UHI, Millennium Institute's Centre for History), ‘Border crossings: being Irish in nineteenth-century Scotland and Canada’.

3.30-3.45 Coffee

3.45-5.30 Plenary discussion on Irish women and the diaspora (Chair: Jim MacPherson, UCD)

  • Mary J. Hickman (London Metropolitan University and John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies, UCD) and Mary E. Daly (UCD).

5.30 Wine reception