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#HERSTORY SALON: An evening of celebration and reflection

June 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


June 20, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Aula Maxima Lower
NUI Galway Ireland


Felicity Maxwell
Mary McGill


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


Questions/group discussion

Light refreshments

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.

Contact: Felicity Maxwell felicity.maxwell@nuigalway.ie / Mary McGill m.mcgill4@nuigalway.ie