Researchers mark one hundred years of women’s suffrage and social change



Posted: 8 March, 2018

The Irish Research Council has today released a specially commissioned infographic highlighting women’s suffrage and social change. The infographic celebrates International Women’s Day and marks the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote.

The awardees featured on the infographic are all researching various eras and events where women have had a pivotal role in social change. Researchers featured in the infographic include:

  • Katherine O’Donnell and Laura McAtackney, University College Dublin, investigating women’s crucial involvement in the suffrage, nationalist and workers’ movements of the early 20th century.
  • Fionnuala Walsh, University College Dublin, researching the long-term impact of the role of Irish women in the First World War.
  • Sally Anne Corcoran, National University of Ireland, Galway, exploring the impact of women on the protection of human rights in peacekeeping.
  • Antonia Hart, Trinity College Dublin, examining Irish women’s entrepreneurial and business activities in the years between the Famine and the foundation of the State.
  • Lorna O’Hara, Maynooth University, working to understand the strategies of 21st century feminist groups to counter political, social and physical violence.
  • Eglė Kačkutė, Maynooth University, exploring how literary narratives of migrant mothers contribute to a more cohesive culturally diverse environment.

Commenting on the International Women’s Day 2018 campaign Mr John Halligan TD, Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development said: “As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, I am delighted that the Irish Research Council is showcasing the work of the excellent researchers we fund in this area. This infographic demonstrates the influence of women over a century of change”.

Peter Brown, Director of the Irish Research Council also added:  “International Women’s Day is the perfect opportunity to recognise the excellent standard of the researchers we fund across all disciplines. Their work helps us, as a society, to develop progressively into the future.”

The Irish Research Council has today released a specially commissioned infographic highlighting women’s suffrage and social change. The infographic celebrates International Women’s Day and marks the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote.

The awardees featured on the infographic are all researching various eras and events where women have had a pivotal role in social change. Researchers featured in the infographic include:

  • Katherine O’Donnell and Laura McAtackney, University College Dublin, investigating women’s crucial involvement in the suffrage, nationalist and workers’ movements of the early 20th century.
  • Fionnuala Walsh, University College Dublin, researching the long-term impact of the role of Irish women in the First World War.
  • Sally Anne Corcoran, National University of Ireland, Galway, exploring the impact of women on the protection of human rights in peacekeeping.
  • Antonia Hart, Trinity College Dublin, examining Irish women’s entrepreneurial and business activities in the years between the Famine and the foundation of the State.
  • Lorna O’Hara, Maynooth University, working to understand the strategies of 21st century feminist groups to counter political, social and physical violence.
  • Eglė Kačkutė, Maynooth University, exploring how literary narratives of migrant mothers contribute to a more cohesive culturally diverse environment.

Commenting on the International Women’s Day 2018 campaign Mr John Halligan TD, Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development said: “As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, I am delighted that the Irish Research Council is showcasing the work of the excellent researchers we fund in this area. This infographic demonstrates the influence of women over a century of change”.

Peter Brown, Director of the Irish Research Council also added:  “International Women’s Day is the perfect opportunity to recognise the excellent standard of the researchers we fund across all disciplines. Their work helps us, as a society, to develop progressively into the future.”

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