Lecture: Gendering Loss in the Irish Civil War

Tuesday 29 November, 7pm

Speaker: Professor Lindsey Earner-Byrne, UCC

On site in UCC  & Live streamed

On site in UCC The Shtepps Lecture Theatre, the Hub, UCC

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The lecture will be Live streamed at:
https://www.ucc.ie/en/theirishrevolution/ucc-civil-war-cenetenary-programme/ucc-nli-civil-war-lecture/

Before the Irish Civil War was even officially over, thousands of families and individuals had their lives blown irrevocably off course by trauma, injury and/or the death of a family member. Grief was often sidelined by the mundane but necessary work of survival, which frequently involved bureaucratic encounters commodifying loss to fit the dictates of official ‘case-making’. This paper looks at the gendered impact of this process. In particular, it explores the impact on the relatives of those injured or killed during or as a result of the conflict, who tended to be disproportionately women and children.


This lecture is the final of an eight lecture series: 'Civil War in Ireland: New Perspectives' which is collaboration between the NLI and the Atlas of the Irish Revolution editorial team, UCC

 
NLI Reference: CLON55
NLI Reference: CLON55
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