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  • Venue: Online via Zoom
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For this online talk, Dr Mary McAuliffe looks at the ‘political and personal’ female partnerships who were active in the feminist, nationalist and socialist movements in the early 20th century in Ireland, including some of the 1916 women who are commemorated here at Richmond Barracks.

The emotional, sexual and political lives of these women, and their networks, were intertwined, complex, radical and influential. Dr McAuliffe will explore evidence that several of the leading female activists of this period were in same sex relationships, and how much, or not, their private relationships informed their activism and politics.

This talk is free to attend but booking is essential.


Dr Mary McAuliffe

Dr Mary McAuliffe is an Assistant Professor in Gender Studies at UCD and holds a PhD from the School of History and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin. Her publications include We were there; 77 women of the Easter Rising (co-written with Liz Gillis), she recently published a biography of Margaret Skinnider (UCD Press, 2002).


Learning online

The talk will take place online using Zoom, a free online meeting platform. You will need an internet connection and a compatible device (e.g. computer, laptop, iPad, tablet, phone) to access Zoom.

Please note, the Zoom link to the talk is contained in your confirmation email.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling +353 1-524 0391


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