Next week I’m attending the annual Social History Society conference, which is being held at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle. It is my first opportunity to test out a new research project, which in part explores the representation of women in the media. I’ll be focussing on what letters to Woman’s Way magazine reveals about social change in Ireland as the country experienced a period of transition.

This is part of a broader panel, which I co-organised with Dr Niamh Cullen (University College Dublin), that draws on first person writing and narratives as historical sources:

 

 

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The full programme is available here.

A follow-up post will be posted after the conference.

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