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#HERSTORY SALON: An evening of celebration and reflection
June 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An evening of celebration and reflection- Tuesday 20 June 2017, 6–‐8pm NUI Galway –Aula Maxima Lower
Herstory is a new movement dedicated to ensuring the stories of women from the past, present and future will now be heard and never lost again. Since its foundation by Melanie Lynch in 2015, Herstory has been instrumental in helping to highlight forgotten histories of Irish women through performance, exhibitions and salons. This evening of celebration and reflection will feature contributions from the university’s academic and artistic community. Through short presentations and informal discussion, those gathered will explore women in literature, history, society, dance, theatre, and visual art.
Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha –A snapshot of four female poets in pre–‐tenth–‐century Ireland
Erin McCarthy –RECIRC: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550–‐1700
Evan Bourke – A case study: Katherine Jones, Lady Ranelagh
Muireann O’Cinneide – Women Writing War: Ireland 1880–‐1922
Bronagh McShane – The Women’s History Association of Ireland
Carol Ballantine – ‘It’s always her fault’: Stigma and gendered shame
Bernadette Divilly – Ciúnas contemplative dance video and discussion
Sarah O’Toole – What Foremothers? play discussion
Justine Nakase –#WakingtheFeministsWest
Art exhibition Erstwhile: works by Dagmar Drabent, Bridget Guest, and Marina Wild (on display throughout the evening)
This is a free event. All are welcome.