Member Details

Full Name

Lindsey Earner-Byrne (Professional Historian)

Membership Type

Professional Historian



Mother and Child: Maternity and Child Welfare in Dublin, 1930s-1960s (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007, 2013)

Book Chapters

Most recently: ‘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

‘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.