The 1916:HOME:2016 (27-28 October) conference commemorates the closure of Ireland's last Magdalene Laundry in 1996. The conference will consider the history of the state since 1916 and the ways in which the ideals of the 1916 Rising were betrayed by the realities of the state, and in particular the treatment of, and attitudes to, women's bodies over the course of the last one hundred years.
Keynote speakers: Mike Cronin (Boston College Ireland) and Marianne Hirsch (Columbia University).
The conference is hosted by the Irish Memory Studies Network (www.irishmemorystudies.com) in association with the UCD Centre for Women's Studies and the UCD Humanities Institute. The conference will be held at University College Dublin, and is funded by the UCD Decade of Centenaries programme.
Conference Organisers: Emilie Pine & Mary McAuliffe
The 1916:HOME:2016 committee are: Emilie Pine & Mary McAuliffe (UCD) Miriam Haughton & Charlotte McIvor (NUI Galway) The organising team include: Sarah Hoover, Ciara Murphy, Rachel Parry, Aisling Smith and Sarah O’Toole (NUIG).
For more information on the project, and the opening conference (7-8 October, NUI Galway), please see https://1916home2016.wordpress.com/2016/02/07/1916-home-2016/