A103, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington Bld
Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in Gender Studies at UCD Women's Studies, School of Social Policy/Social Justice. I hold a Ph.D from the School of History and Humanities, TCD. I lecture on Irish Women’s and Gender history at UCD Women's Studies, UCD. My research interests include social history, Irish women and politics, memory and history, gender and Irish biography, war/military history and oral history. My most recent books are (co-author) 'Richmond barracks 1916; We were There-77 Women of the Easter Rising' (2016) and as co-editor on 'Kerry 1916; Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising' (2106). Other publications include Fanny Taylors (1867) Irish Homes and Irish Hearts (UCD Press, Classics series, 2013) which I edited and introduced. I also co-edited the Palgrave Advances in Irish History (2011) and have published a biography on Senator Kathleen Browne 1876-1943. I was President (2011-2014) and remain a committee member of the Women's History Association of Ireland and sit on the National Archives Advisory Committee (NAAC). In 2014 I co-ordinated the centenary commemorations of the founding of Cumann na mBan, including a national commemoration at Glasnevin cemetery and a major conference held at Collins Barracks Dublin. I am a committee member and treasurer of the Irish Association of Professional Historians (IAPH).
|Areas of expertise||
Gender History, Women, War, Violence in Ireland, Irish Women’s History, Cumann an mBan, Radical Histories, Political and Social history in 19th and 20th century Ireland, Irish Revolution, 1916-1923; Feminism; Politics and Society in the Irish Free State; Politics and activism in modern Ireland; Memory and History, History of Kerry
1916 women and 1916 1919-1923 Ireland Cumann na mBan gendered violence in war sexual violence in war radical histories gender history memory social history Irishwomen's history feminism women, violence, war warfare revolution and women oral history military history biography twentieth century Ireland revolution Kerry
Mary McAuliffe (Professional Historian)
BA (Hons) in History, Trinity College, Dublin
Assistant Professor in Gender Studies, UCD Gender Studies
I have provided research and historical consultancy to documentary makers (radio, tv, and film), to exhibition and design companies who work in the development of heritage, cultural and interpretative centers and Museums and worked with architects, architectural companies, restorers. I have also been involved in genealogy research and consultancy.
I have teach the following undergraduate, postgraduate and extra mural modules:
Gender, War and Violence (MA in Gender Studies option module)
Diploma and Certificate Modules in Women's History (Outreach)
I have been involved in a number of public history projects including the 1916 exhibitions and commemorative quilt project at Richmond Barracks and 1916 centenary exhibition at the Royal College of Surgeons. I coordinated the 2014 commemoration conference of the centenary of the founding of Cumann na mBan (1914) in association with the Dept of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the WHAI. I was a member of the National Museum of Ireland Decade of Centenaries Commemoration Advisory Committee.
I deliver the introduction to Irishwomen's History modules on the UCD Women's Studies Outreach programme.
|Committees & Associations||
Member of National Museum of Ireland 1916 Exhibition Advisory Committee
Member of the Academic Advisory Group for the National Museum of Ireland 2016 Exhibition
Recent Conference and Seminar Organising
Doing My Bit for Ireland; Margaret Skinnider (UCD Press, 2020)
Mary McAuliffe ‘An Idea Has Gone Abroad that All the Women Were Against the Treaty’: Cumann na Saoirse and Pro-Treaty Women, 1922-1923' in Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh and Liam Weeks (Eds.)The Treaty: Debating and Establishing the Irish State http://irishacademicpress.ie/product/the-treaty-establishing-irish-independence/
|Peer Reviewed Journals||
'Forgetting and Remembering -Uncovering Women's Histories at Richmond Barracks: A Public History Project' Studies in Arts and Humanities, Vol 2 /Issue 1/2016
‘Mary Anne Cusack, The Nun of Kenmare; Historian and Visionary’ An Riocht, 1998
'Justice for Magdalens; Towards Restorative Justice' in VOICES; Participation for Social Justice, Feb 2011
Mary McAuliffe 'No Country for Women: "Margaret Skinnider was never one to stand back from a fight"' Brainstorm, RTE, https://www.rte.ie/eile/brainstorm/2018/0620/971929-no-country-for-women-she-never-stood-back-from-a-fight/
Lucy McDermid At Home in the Revolution: What Women said and Did in 1916' History Ireland, April/May, 2016
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