Locating Irish Women's History by Getting Lost in the Archives
Maria Luddy, the 2005–06 Burns Visiting Scholar at Boston College, specializes in the social and political history of 19th- and 20th-century Ireland, focusing particularly on the history of women's involvement in social and political organizations. From 1997 to 2001 she acted as the director of the Women's History Project, which was based in Dublin and funded by the Irish government. The question at the center of her talk—where are all the women in Irish history?—has been answered in part through her archival work with that organization; she highlights some of the historical resources she has found, and the information offered there.
Luddy is introduced by Burns Librarian Robert K. O'Neill.
Date: November 28, 2005
Location: Burns Library, Boston College