Gender, citizenship and subjectivity in revolutionary Ireland and Europe, 1917-c. 1922


Friday 26th May, 2017,

Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Institute

Trinity College Dublin.


9.30 am: Introductory remarks by Dr Fionnuala Walsh, Trinity College Dublin

9.45 -11.15 am: Panel 1: Petitioning the post-war state

Chair: Dr Anne Dolan, Trinity College Dublin

Dr Eve Morrison (University College Dublin), Women’s accounts of the Irish Revolution and civil war: the Bureau of Military History, Ernie O’Malley Notebooks and Military Service Pensions compared.

Dr Dónal Hassett (University of Bristol), “I am a poor widow, with no resources”: petitioning for pensions as an indigenous woman in Interwar Algeria

Richard Gow (Trinity College Dublin), The public and the private in women’s petitions to General Primo de Rivera in Spain, 1923-1930

11.15-11.45 am Tea and coffee

11.45 am-1.45 pm: Panel 2: Nationality and citizenship

Chair: Dr Balazs Apor, Trinity College Dublin

Anton Vatcharadze (Central Historical Archive of Georgia) Gender and citizenship in the First Democratic Republic of Georgia

Jelena Đureinović (Justus Liebig University), From militant and victimized to silent and invisible: memory and legacy of the women of the Yugoslav revolution

Dr Matteo Ermacora (University of Venice), In the hands of the enemy: Italian women narrate Austro-German occupation of Veneto (1917-1918)

Dr Maura Hametz (Old Dominion University), Forgotten by the nation: stateless women in the Adriatic provinces, 1918-1922

1.45pm -2.45pm Lunch

2.45 -4.15 pm: Panel 3: Nursing and trauma

Chair: Dr Jennifer Wellington, University College Dublin

Bridget Keown (Northeastern University), “There is no evidence that she sustained any serious shock”: women, war and trauma in Ireland and Great Britain

Dr Christine Myers (Monmouth College), Zigzagging: the Transatlantic propaganda value of women in WWI hospitals

Dr Silke Fehlemann (HHU Düsseldorf), Waiting, starving, grieving: representations of suffering 1917-1923

4.15-5 pm Tea and coffee

5 pm: Keynote

Chair: Dr Mary McAuliffe, University College Dublin

Professor Alison Fell (University of Leeds) Female ‘veterans’: war service, gender and citizenship in France and Britain after the First World War


The symposium is sponsored by the Irish Research Council under Strand Two of its New Foundations Scheme and forms part of the Irish Decade of Centenaries Programme ( It is kindly hosted by the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute.