Past News and Events
PERSISTENT UNDER-REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN SENIOR ACADEMIC POSTSDec 2014
-- Statistics on gender representation in senior posts across the third level sector, released through the
Higher Education Authority
, confirm a persistent gender gap across the sector in Ireland.
>>To read on, click here
INVITATION TO PUBLIC SEMINAR: SELLING SEXDec 2014
-- The latest colloquium of UL's
series was 'Selling Sex: politics, activism & lived
experience' on 16 October 2014.
REPORT ON WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP IN THE DRC RELEASEDJuly 2014
-- Women’s Leadership and Participation in the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes Region: Achievements, Challenges, and Opportunities
by Niamh Reilly and Roslyn Warren, is the culmination of a joint study by the
Centre for Global Women's Studies at NUI Galway
and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
in Washington, DC. For full details and to download the report
in English or in French, click here
SYMPOSIUM ON WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP, PEACE AND SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS IN
THE DRC AND REGIONJuly 2014
-- On July 1-2 NUIG hosted an international symposium to bring together leading practitioners, academics and researchers who
are concerned with promoting women’s leadership, equality and human rights,
conflict resolution and lasting peace, and sustainable development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes region.
Participants included former president Mary Robinson
, currently UN Special Envoy of the Secretary General to the Great Lakes Region. The symposium
was organised by the Centre for Global Women’s Studies
(NUIG) in collaboration with the Georgetown Institute on Women, Peace and Security, Washington DC. For more details, click
VOICE AND AGENCY REPORT LAUNCHEDJune 2014
-- The World Bank has launched a ground-breaking report,
Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity
. Nata Duvvury (NUIG) led one of key background
papers on the costs of violence that provided new evidence for advocacy on the
issue with with governments globally.
GENDER ARC RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES, 2013-14Mar 2014
-- The speakers in the
Gender ARC Research Seminar Series
, included Caroline Forde
(PhD cand., Global Women's Studies) on 21 March,
(Doctoral Fellow, Huston School of Film and Digital Media) on 28 March, and
(French) on 25 April. Past speakers have been Anne Byrn
e (Political Science and Sociology) and
(Gaelige). All events take place at NUIG. For full details, click here
GENDER ARC PUBLIC LECTURE SERIESMar 2014
Speaker in the Gender ARC Public Lecture
series for 2013-14 included film-maker Zoe Mavroudi
, who introduced and screened her film
Ruins: Chronicle of an HIV Witch-Hunt
(2013), on 24 February, Tracey Jensen
(U East London), who will speak on "Thrifty mothers, skivers/strivers and the cultural politics of wanting" at UL on 10 April,
(London Metropolitan U) on 28 May and Róisín Ryan-Flood
(U of Essex) on 10 June. For more
details, click here
GENDER ARC SUMMER SCHOOL IN FEMINIST METHODOLOGY 2014Jan 2014
The Gender ARC Summer School in Feminist Methodology
will be held on 9-10 June 2014
. The Summer School offers training in feminist methodology appropriate to PhD level research, key debates in feminist methodology, and feminist methodology in practice. Subject to assessment, 3 ECTS credits may be earned by participants. The Summer School is open to all PhD researchers who are interested in feminist methodology and how this might inform their research.
The application deadline is 25 April 2014
. For more details, click here
CURRENT ISSUE OF RESEARCH MATTERS FOREGROUNDS GENDERJan 2014
--The latest issue of NUI Galway's regular research update,
, features pieces on gender-focused research at NUI Galway, a round-up of Gender Arc activities in 2013, and a commentary on the challenges of achieving gender balance in academia. To view the issue, click
GENDER ARC RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIESJan 2015
-- Recent speakers in
GenderARC Research Seminar Series, 2014-15
were Laura Serra
(Human Rights Institute "Bartolomé de las Casas", Charles III University,
Madrid, Spain) on 29 October, Sarah-Anne Buckley
(History, NUIG) on 12
(School of Law, NUIG) on 3 December. For full details on the series, click
NEW WORKING PAPER ON INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCENov 2013
-- Nata Duvvury et al. are the authors of a new World Bank working paper on
Intimate Partner Violence: Economic Costs and Implications for Growth and Development
The working paper is available
CONFERENCE ON HEALTH AND GENDER EQUITYDec 2013
-- The DSAI
and Gender ARC
2013 Conference on Health and Gender Equity in a Period of Global Crisis
was held in Galway on 28-29 November. To view the programme of the conference, click here
. For full details about the conference, click here
LUNCHTIME SEMINAR ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS IN IRELAND AND INDIANov 2013
-- Global Women's Studies
at NUI Galway hosted a lunchtime seminar on "Reproductive Health and Rights: Ireland and India, Historical and Contemporary Struggles" with guest speakers
(a pioneer on women’s health issues in Ireland) and
(Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad) on Monday, 18 November, NUI Galway.
PUBLIC LECTURE - U.S. PERSPECTIVE ON GENDER, WORK AND THE LIFE COURSE
May 2013 --
A public lecture by Prof. Debra Street (U of Buffalo, New York) entitled "(n)Ever (re)Productive: A U.S. Perspective on Gender, Work and the Life Course"
was held on 14 May 2013 at NUI Galway. The lecture was part of a meeting of the International Research Network on the Gender Analysis of Employment, Retirement and Pensions for Older Workers being held at NUIG. For full details, click
NEW FOUNDATIONS: SCHOOL ‘ETHOS’ AND LGBT SEXUALITIES CONFERENCE
May 2013 --
The New Foundations conference exploring the concept of ‘ethos’ and its
relationship with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) sexualities in
schools will took place at the Pavilion, University of Limerick, Friday, 17
For full details, click
GENDER ARC PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES, 2012-13
May 2013 -- The Gender Arc Public Lecture Series
2013 spring session featured Stephanie Seguino (U Vermont, USA), Selma
James (writer and activist), Diane Urquhart (Liverpool U, UK), Imogen Tyler (Lancaster U), and Jill Rubrey (U Manchester). For full details, click
GENDER ARC RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES, 2012-13
Mar 2013 -- The Gender ARC Research Seminar Series for 2012-2013
featured Prof. Marianna Fotaki (U Manchester),
Deirdre Byrnes (NUIG), Marieke Van Den Brink (Radboud U),
Emily Logan (Children’s Ombudsman), Kate White (U Ballarat),
Phil Dine (NUIG),
Anne Byrne (NUIG), Patricia Moran (UL), Ekaterina Yahyaoui (Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUIG),
Lorraine Kelly (Spanish, NUIG). For full details, click
CALL FOR PAPERS
Jan 2013 --
The Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference of the Crime Genre Research Network, Ireland, on the theme of
Gender and Sexuality in the Crime Genre, is to be held at NUIG on 21-23 June 2013. The organisers are now seeking abstracts for papers that examine how gender and sexuality are treated in literature and/or in film and television within the crime genre.
The deadline for submission was 15 February 2013. For full details, click here.
GENDER ARC SUMMER SEMINAR
June 2012 -- A seminar on Gender, Spirituality, Politics and Society
was hosted by the Gender, Discourse, Identities research group of Gender ARC and Global Women's Studies, NUIG, on Wed. 27 June 2012. Speaking at the event were
Nikky-Guninder Singh (Crawford Family Professor of Religion, Colby College, Maine, USA),
Rita O'Donoghue (Irish Studies, NUIG), Eilís Ward (Political Science and Sociology, NUIG),
Vesna Malesevic (Political Science and Sociology, NUIG), and Niamh Reilly (Global Women's Studies, NUIG). For more details, click
POSTGRADUATE SUMMER SCHOOL
June 2012 -- Gender ARC held a postgraduate summer school,
Gender, Discourses and Identities: Gender, Nation, Text, at NUI Galway from 6 to 8 June 2012. For full details, click
June 2012 -- The Identities, Sexualities and Masculinities
research group held a two-day conference, Behind the Lines
Women, War and Letters, 1880-1922, on 9 and 10 June 2012 at the University of Limerick.
Plenary Speakers were
Professor Lucy McDiarmid (Montclair State University)
and Professor Matthew Campbell (University of York). For full details, click
SCREENING OF MISS REPRESENTATION AT UL
April 2012 -- Gender Culture & Society @UL and Gender ARC with The Irish Feminist Network hosted a screening of the documentary
Miss Representation on 19 April at the University of Limerick.
Miss Representation explores women’s under-representation in positions of
power and influence and challenges the limited and often disparaging portrayals
of women in media.
GENDER AND ACADEMIC WORK SEMINAR
April 2012 -- On 24 April 2012, NUI Galway hosted a half-day seminar on the topic of
Gender and Academic Work, with visiting speakers from Ireland and the UK. The event
was organized by the Gender, Work and New Economies (GWNE) group within Gender ARC. For further details, contact
NUIG GLOBAL WOMEN'S STUDIES LUNCH TIME SEMINAR SERIES
April 2012 -- The final event in the Global Women’s Studies Lunch Time Seminar Series for Spring 2012
was held on
Wednesday, 25 April. Dr. Odette Clarke (History, UL/GWS Visiting Research Associate)
'Divine providence and resignation': Caroline Wyndham-Quin (1790-1870) and her emotional management.
Mar 2012 -- Recent speakers in the Gender ARC Public Lecture Series
2011-12 were Prof. Jackie Stacey (U Manchester) and Prof. Diane Elson (University of Essex). For
full details, click
WORKSHOP ON GENDER ANALYSIS OF GOVERNMENT BUDGETS
March 2012 -- The Public Policy and Gender Cluster in the Institute of Business, Social Sciences and Public Policy
(NUIG) held a workshop on Gender Analysis of Government Budgets on 8-9 March 2012. Prof. Diane Elson, an internationally renowned expert in gender analysis of budgets, lead the workshop.
WORKSHOP ON ARCHIVES, ART AND PUBLIC MEMORIES IN THE WEST OF IRELAND
March 2012 -- The Moore Institute
Workshop on Archives, Art and Public Memories in the West of Ireland: Works in Progress
held at NUIG on 9 March, 2012, was organised by Gender ARC members Anne Byrne, Mary Clancy and Caitríona Clear.
UL IRISH LITERATURE SEMINAR SERIES
March 2012 -- Anne Mulhall (UCD) spoke on 26 March 2012 at UL on This Feeling Called Love: Affect, Biopower and the Regulation of Intimacy. For full details click
CALL FOR PAPERS
March 2012 -- Proposals are invited for a two-day literary conference titled
Behind the Lines: Women, War and Letters, 1880-1920, organised by Gender ARC (the Advanced Research Consortium on Gender, Culture and the Knowledge Society involving UL and NUIG). The conference will be held at the University of Limerick on 9-10 June 2012.
Proposals are due in by 31 March 2012. For full details, click
LAUNCH OF REPORT ON OLDER WOMEN WORKERS' ACCESS TO PENSIONS
Feb 2012 -- Global Women's Studies (NUIG), together with the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (NUIG) and Queen’s University Belfast, have produced a CARDI-funded research report on
Older Women Workers’ Access to Pensions: Vulnerabilities, Perspectives and Strategies. Former president of ICTU
Inez McCormack launched the report in Dublin on 24 February 2012.
CELT-GENDER ARC SEMINAR
Feb 2012 -- CELT and Gender ARC co-hosed a seminar by Thamar Melanie Heijstra (U of Iceland) on 28 Feb 2012 on the topic
Because She Is a Woman: Gender Inequalities in the Rank of Full Professor. For full details, click
Jan 2012 -- The Gender, Nation and Text thematic group held an interdisciplinary one-day workshop entitled
Eco-poetry Now! Reading, Writing and Teaching Poetry in an Age of Environmental Crises on Friday, 13 January 2012.
For more details, click
THIRD GENDER ARC NETWORK MEETING
Jan 2012 -- NUI Galway hosted the third Gender ARC network meeting on Friday, 20 January 2012.
Dec 2011 -- The launch of L'Identité de genre dans les oeuvres de George Sand et Colette by
Marion Krauthaker, a member of the Gender, Discourse and Identity research cluster,
took place on 15 December 2011. For more details, click
MASTERING RESEARCH ON THE EDGE: MA RESEARCH METHODS WORKSHOP
Nov 2011 -- Members of the Gender, Discourse and Identities Research Cluster of Gender ARC hosted an MA Research Methods workshop in the
Moore Institute at NUI Galway on Wednesday, 30 November 2011, with students from the NUIG MA in Culture and Colonialism and the UL MA in English.
For more details, click here.
LECTURE SERIES 2011-2012: ANN GRAY
Nov 2011 -- Prof. Ann Gray (U of Lincoln, UK) spoke on the topic
of the gendered presentation of history on television at the University of
Thursday, 24 November 2011. For more details, click
here. For a news report of the event, click
LECTURE SERIES 2011-2012: MIA GRAY
Sept 2011 -- The first in a series of Gender ARC public lectures for
2011-12 was delivered by Mia Gray (University of Cambridge), who spoke on
the topic of gendered social networks in an age of austerity on 8 Sept 2011.
For more details, click here.
RELIGION, GENDER AND HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE
July 2011 -- An international conference, funded by the European Science
Foundation and Linköping University, and sponsored by NUI Galway, took place on
21-25 June 2011 in Sweden. Entitled
Religion, Gender and Human Rights: Challenges for Multicultural and
Democratic Societies, the conference was an initiative of the
Gender and Public Sphere thematic group within Gender ARC. The
conference aimed to move gender from the periphery to the centre of debate on
the role of religion in public and political life in democratic and
democratising multicultural societies. For more information, click
SYMPOSIUM ON GENDER, EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT AND EMPLOYMENT IN IRELAND
July 2011 -- The Gender, Education and the Knowledge Economy thematic group held a
high-level, one-day symposium in July 2011
on Gender, Educational Attainment and Employment in Ireland. The symposium explored the development of research on the changing patterns of gender, educational attainment and employment opportunities in Ireland. Invited speakers include experts from the Department of Education and Skills, the Higher Education Authority, the Economic and Social Research Institute, the Central Statistics Office and Teagasc.
INAUGURAL SEMINAR OF GENDER, LAW, EQUALITY AND RIGHTS THEMATIC GROUP
June 2011 -- The Gender, Law, Equality and Rights thematic group held its inaugural seminar at NUI Galway on Friday, 24 June 2011. Entitled
Equality through the Ages: An Exploration of Key Gender Equality Issues Affecting
Individuals through Stages of the Life Cycle, this one-day seminar is
the first of a series of activities being organised by the group. This one-day seminar is the first of a series of activities being organised by the group
and was held in conjunction with the Irish Centre for Social
Gerontology and the School of Law at NUI Galway. It explored themes
including birth, childhood, family, work, and later life. The seminar
was chaired by Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness, Adjunct Professor of Law, NUI Galway.
Dr Sylvia Meehan, first CEO, and Chair, Employment Equality Authority,
and former President of the Irish Senior Citizens' Parliament was the keynote speaker.
GENDER, NATION, TEXT: A SYMPOSIUM
May 2011 -- Gender, Nation, Text, a symposium of the NUI Galway–UL Gender ARC,
Gender, Discourse, Identities thematic group, was held on 10–11 May 2011. The symposium featured
Prof Nuala Finnegan, Dr. Luz Mar Gonzalez Arias, Dr
Nigel Harkness and Prof Gerardine Meaney. For
more details, download the flyer and the
CLOSED RESEARCH WORKSHOP ON WOMEN, RELIGION AND AGENCY ANNOUNCED
May 2011 -- The Gender and Public Sphere thematic group convened a closed research workshop on the topic of
Women, Religion and Agency in May.
SECOND GENDER ARC NETWORK MEETING
April 2011 -- The University of Limerick hosted the second Gender ARC network meeting on 1 April 2011. This day-long networking event,
which took place in Plassey House, provided theme members an opportunity for forward planning of activities and allowed members from across the themes to discuss their work.
GENDER ARC PUBLIC SEMINAR
March 2011 -- The first Gender ARC Public Seminar was held on Friday, March 11th,
at NUI Galway. Historical Perspectives on International Women’s
Day featured historians Caitríona Clear (Department of
History, NUI Galway) and Bernadette Whelan (Department of
History, University of Limerick). Mary Clancy of Global Women’s Studies (NUI Galway) moderated the seminar, which was sponsored by GWS.
Dr. Clear spoke on 'Women's Day Traditions and Women's Collective Action in Ireland and Europe' and Dr. Whelan spoke on the subject of 'American
Influences on Irish Women, 1921-60'. For more information and
photos from the event, click
CELEBRATING THE CENTENARY OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
March 2011 -- In recognition of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day (March 8th, 1911-2011),
Global Women’s Studies
at NUI Galway, in conjunction with the Irish Centre for Human Rights, the
Galway Film Society, the
Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) and
Gender ARC, played host to a series of public events held throughout the week of March 7-11, 2011.
NEW BOOK BY DEIRDRE BYRNES
Feb 2011 -- Rereading Monika Maron: Text, Counter-Text and Context by Dr Deirdre Byrnes was launched at the Moore institute on Thursday February 10th. The author is a member of the Gender, Discourse, Identities thematic group and lecturer in German in the School of Languages, For further information, click