Member Details

Full Name

Lindsey Earner-Byrne (Professional Historian)

Membership Type

Professional Historian



The Irish Abortion Journey, 1920-2018 (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming February 2019)
Letters of the Catholic Poor: Poverty in Independent Ireland, 1920-1940 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)
Mother and Child: Maternity and Child Welfare in Dublin, 1930s-1960s (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007, 2013)

Book Chapters

'The family, 1880-2016' in T. Bartlett (eds), The Cambridge History of Ireland: Volume Four Modern Ireland, 1880-2016 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), pp. 641-672.
with D. Urquhart, 'Gender and society in Ireland' in M. E. Daly and E. Biagini (eds), The Cambridge Social History of Ireland (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), pp. 312-326.
'"Behind closed doors": Society and domestic violence in Ireland, 1922-1995' in N. Howlin and K. Costello (eds), Law and the Family in Ireland, 1800-1950 (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017), pp. 142-159.
‘Twixt God and geography the development of maternity services in twentieth-century Ireland’, in J. Greenless and L. Bryder (eds), Western Maternity and Medicine, 1880-1990 (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013); ‘Child sexual abuse, history and the pursuit of blame in modern Ireland’, in K. Holmes and S. Ward (eds), Exhuming Passions: The Pressure of the Past in Australia and Ireland (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2011); ‘Moral prescription: the Irish medical profession, the Roman Catholic Church and the prohibition of birth control in twentieth-century Ireland’, in C Cox and M Luddy (eds), Cultures of Care in Irish Medical History, 1750-1950 (London: Palgrave, 2010), pp. 207-228 and ‘Aphrodite rising from the waves?: women’s voluntary activism and the women’s movement in twentieth-century Ireland’, in P. Thane and E. Breitenbach (eds), Women and Citizenship in Britain and Ireland: What Difference Did the Vote Make? (London: Continumm Books, 2010); ‘“Parading their Poverty…”: Widows in Twentieth-Century Ireland’ in B. Farago & M. Sullivan, (eds.) Facing the Other: Interdisciplinary Studies on Race, Class and Gender in Ireland (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008), pp. 32-46; ‘Moral Repatriation’: The Response to Irish Unmarried Mothers in Britain, 1920s-1960s’ in Patrick Duffy, (ed.), To and From Ireland: Planned Migration Schemes c. 1600-2000 (Geography Publications, Dublin, 2004), pp. 155-173;.

Peer Reviewed Journals

'"Dear Father my health is broken down": Writing health in Irish charity letters, 1920-1940, Journal of the Social History of Medicine, 28 (4), 2015, pp. 894-868.
'The rape of Mary M.: A microhistory of sexual violence and moral redemption in 1920s Ireland,' Journal of the History of Sexuality, 24 (1) 2015, pp. 75-98.
‘Reinforcing the family: The role of gender, morality and sexuality in Irish welfare policy, 1922-44,’ in History of the Family: International Quarterly Journal, 13: 4 (Jan. 2008), pp. 360-379.
'Managing Motherhood': Negotiating a Maternity Service for Catholic Mothers in Dublin, 1930-54', Journal of the Social History of Medicine, 19: 2, (2006), pp. 261-277.
‘The Boat to England: An Analysis of the Official Reactions to the Emigration of Single Expectant Irishwomen to Britain, 1922-1972’ in Irish Economic and Social History Journal, Vol. XXX, (November, 2003), pp. 52-70.