DATE: 16 October 2015
VENUE: 86 Newman House, St Stephen's Green Dublin 2
Building on the Irish Research Council funded project Following the Fighters? This project develops insights from new and underused sources to investigate the experience of female political imprisonment in ‘Revolutionary Ireland’. We analyse material artefacts, especially prison art and personal mementos held in Kilmainham Gaol and Conway Mill in addition to personal papers and State archives relating to females imprisoned due to suffrage, labour and nationalist activism. The material and paper archives are rarely consulted and have never been analysed in tandem. The findings will be disseminated through multiple media beginning with new sections on the website: http://kilmainhamgaolarchive.com
The one day academic seminar will also feature a public lecture. The research team will develop educational materials suitable for use by both teachers and students in Leaving Cert. History for the module ‘Later Modern Ireland’.