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In episode 3 of AFTERLIVES, Dr Mary McAuliffe (UCD, Gender Studies) is joined by Professor Ingrid Sharp (University of Leeds, German Cultural & Gender History) and Dr Corinne Painter (University of Leeds, Intercultural Studies) to discuss the lived experience of Irish and German suffrage, socialist and activist women in the aftermath of war and revolution.

AFTERLIVES: 'Talking 'bout revolutions'; conversations across borders about women and revolution

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Supported by UKRI External Participatory and Collaborative Research Fund, London South Bank University and University College Dublin Decade of Centenaries Seed Funding.

In episode 3 of AFTERLIVES, Dr Mary McAuliffe (UCD, Gender Studies) is joined by Professor Ingrid Sharp (University of Leeds, German Cultural & Gender History) and Dr Corinne Painter (University of Leeds, Intercultural Studies) to discuss the lived experience of Irish and German suffrage, socialist and activist women in the aftermath of war and revolution.

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Afterlives

The aim of the AFTERLIVES project is to uncover the life stories and contributions of rebellious women in the wake of revolution and civil war in Ireland, Finland and Germany 1918-1980s. Listen to the other episodes in the series (Grannies, Guns, and Archives – Tracing revolutionary & post revolutionary women’s lives and Talking ’bout revolutions’; conversations across borders about women and revolution).

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Useful resources

Throughout the podcast there are lots of useful resources mentioned which you can use as part of your own historical research.

These include:

Ingrid Sharp, Matthew Stibbe, Corinne Painter (eds) Socialist Women and the Great War, 1914-21: Protest, Revolution and Commemoration (Bloomsbury 2022)

The book features contributions from historians of gender from across Europe, including Mary McAuliffe, Ingrid Sharp and Corinne Painter, with chapters on Afterlives, Gendered violence in war and revolution, suffrage and citizenship and Women and Commemoration). This book is freely available on Open Access from Bloomsbury. 

Download the book from https://www.bloomsburycollections.com/monograph?docid=b-9781350110373 

‘Beyond Rosa Luxemburg: five more women of the German revolution you need to know about’

https://theconversation.com/beyond-rosa-luxemburg-five-more-women-of-the-german-revolution-you-need-to-know-about-109209

https://jacobin.com/2019/01/women-german-revolution-rosa-luxemburg-feminism

Corinne Painter ‘Women in Politics and the Public Sphere: Munich 1918/1919’, European History Quarterly, Volume 54, Issue 2

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/02656914241236651 

“Ways of Knowing: Developing Research Cultures of Resistance”. This project is funded by Research England’s Enhancing Research Culture (ERC) fund, as part of the University’s ERC Open Call 2023-24.

‘Building an interdisciplinary community of inquiry’, blog post: https://researchculture.leeds.ac.uk/building-an-interdisciplinary-community-of-inquiry/

Ingrid Sharp spoke to the Western Front Association and the Conversation about revolutionary women and anti-war activism which can be accessed online

Ep. 85 – Women of Aktion – female activists in the German 1918 Revolution https://www.westernfrontassociation.com/the-latest-wwi-podcast/ep-85-women-of-aktion-female-activists-in-the-german-1918-revolution-prof-ingrid-sharp/

Anthill 31: World War I remembered –podcast https://theconversation.com/anthill-31-world-war-i-remembered-podcast-106498

Ingrid Sharp and Matthew Stibbe. Aftermaths of War: Women’s Movements and Female Activists, 1918-1923 (2011). https://brill.com/edcollbook/title/15788?language=en

Veronika Helfert Women, Stand up! A Women’s and Gender History of the Austrian Revolution and Council Movement, 1916–1924 (in German) L’Homme Schriften, Vol. 28 Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2021, 399 pages, with 15 illustrations, hardcover € 50,– Germany / € 52,– Austria / € 39,99 eBook ISBN: 978-3-8471-1184-9 

Helfert_2021.pdf (zarah-ceu.org)

https://zarah-ceu.org/

Anti-war women, fascinating films by Charlotte Bill aka Clapham Film Unit

These Dangerous women https://www.claphamfilmunit.com/projects/these-dangerous-women/

Versailles 1919: Return of the dangerous women. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gavbkc2PdHI

The film tells the story of the Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom (WILPF) through dramatization and re-enactment.

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