Advanced Research Consortium on Gender, Culture and the Knowledge Society

Research Seminar


Global Women’s Studies and Gender ARC at NUI Galway are pleased to invite you to:

Dr. Sarah-Anne Buckley

'Divorce Irish Style': Attitudes to and experiences of deserted wives in Ireland, 1922-1987

Date: Wednesday 12 November
Time: 1.00-2.00pm
Venue: Room G011, Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway


Dr. Sarah-Anne Buckley lectures in the Department of History, NUI Galway. Over the last number of years, she has held the title of College Scholar, Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Scholar and Fr Martin Harney Fellow. She has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the John A. Murphy Prize in Irish History. She has recently finished a history of the Haematology Association of Ireland, and is currently preparing her book on the history of child welfare in Ireland for publication titled, Child Welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland: 1889-1956. She has published chapters and articles on child neglect, poverty and class, as well as incest in nineteenth and twentieth century Ireland. Her forthcoming publications include an article on deserted wives and a chapter on the beginnings of the NSPCC in Ireland. Her next project will be a comparative history of child welfare in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain.


For further information, please contact Gender ARC LSS coordinator Emma Brännlund: e.brannlund1@nuigalway.ie

Advanced Research Consortium on Gender, Culture and the Knowledge Society