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Afterlives – ‘Talking ’bout revolutions’; conversations across borders about women and revolution’

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 – ‘My life wasn’t much after’: women’s voices in the Military Archives

In episode 2 of AFTERLIVES, Associate Professor Fionnuala Walsh (UCD School of History) is joined by Dr Leeann Lane (DCU) and Professor Lindsey Earner-Byrne (TCD) to discuss the ordinary lived experience of Irish women in the aftermath of war and revolution and also their work uncovering poverty, welfare and the search for recognition of women’s contributions and losses.

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50 Years of Archival Education in UCD

The School of History marked a significant milestone this year celebrating 50 years since the first archivists were trained in the university. Public awareness of the value of archivists has increased in Ireland over the last two decades, due to the significance of records in Commissions of Inquiry and the Decade of Centenaries but establishing the first training programme took place in a very different context. At this time, individuals had to travel abroad for full professional education and archives were collected mainly by the national repositories on the island and by special collection departments in universities.

UCD School of History CPD Workshop for archivists – Implementing Trauma-Informed Practice in Archives

How best then can archivists deal with the affect that archives may have on individuals accessing potentially distressing information in the research room? And how do archivists themselves deal with graphic or confronting content when working on archival collections before they are made available to the public? These are questions which have been raised internationally in recent years, mainly due to the uncovering of scandals involving organised religion and/or state institutionalisation of vulnerable communities.

Afterlives – Grannies, Guns, and Archives: Tracing revolutionary and post revolutionary women’s lives

In June 2023 Professor Caitríona Beaumont (LSBU / UCD) joined UCD historians Dr Mary McAuliffe and Dr Fionnuala Walsh to record a podcast on a new project: AFTERLIVES.

The aim of the project is to uncover the afterlives and trace the life stories of lesser known activist women. As Beaumont explains, the inspiration for the project came from a surprising discovery.

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