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02 Apr 2015

Dr. Conor Reidy discussed his recently published book Criminal Irish Drunkards on the Tipp Today programme on Tipp FM on Tuesday 31 March. The interview can be heard at about thirty minutes in to the attached podcast: http://tippfm.podomatic.com/entry/2015-03-31T03_41_21-07_00

19 Mar 2015
Congratulations to Professor Anthony McElligott and Professor Bernadette Whelan on their recent election as Members of the Royal Irish Academy. Membership is by invitation and represents recognition of outstanding scholarship.
13 Mar 2015

Dr Richard Kirwan has been awarded funding under the IRC New Foundations scheme for the ‘Clustering for Excellence: New Directions in Early Modern Studies at UL and MIC’ initiative.

The IRC award will facilitate the establishment of an interdisciplinary and cross-campus Early Modern Studies Forum.

13 Mar 2015

Women on the Move: a review of the historiography of Irish emigration to the USA, 1750–1900

 
 
Emigration was an integral part of Irish life in the nineteenth century and much of that experience was characterised by banishment, exile and loneliness. This article reviews the historiography of Irish emigration to America and focuses on Irish women's unique experience of emigration, specifically looking at their reasons for leaving, the mechanics of departure and the kind of life that awaited them in the USA. This interpretation places gender at the centre of the narrative and argues that Irish emigrant women were agents of their own lives and not secondary agents and also that, by the end of the nineteenth century, personal ambition and a desire to improve and progress their own lives was as influential with them as the financial imperative to assist family and friends in the USA and Ireland.
 

 

 
12 Mar 2015

Dr. Conor Reidy, Department of History and Honorary Secretary of the Women's History Association of Ireland appeared on The History Show on RTE Radio One on Sunday 8th March.

He discussed the subject of criminally drunken women in early twentieth century Ireland with Myles Dungan. Dr. Reidy's latest monograph, Criminal Irish Drunkards: the inebriate reformatory system 1900-1920 was recently published by The History Press Ireland.

The interview can be found by clicking on the following link http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show /

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