WOMEN ON IRELAND RESEARCH NETWORK (WOIRN)
Irish Women, Religion and the Diaspora: A Symposium
Venue: Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool
Saturday 18th January 2014
This Symposium organised by WOIRN seeks to understand not only the shifting role that religion has played in the lives of Irish women but the role that Irish women themselves have undertaken in religious institutions and organisations and how this role has changed over time. Although the idea of diaspora assumes a shared experience, Irish migrants were of different social, economic, political and even religious backgrounds. The subthemes for this conference include: Irish lay women and faith-based organisations, institutional structures and the construction of identity, anti-emigration and the significance of place. This symposium aims to tease out the significance of religion to Irish women at home and abroad.
Places are limited. Please send completed booking form and cheque/money order to Maria Power by 12 December 2013. Any questions can be directed to Maria Power at m.c.power or Carmen Mangion at c.mangion.