New Exhibition: Electric Generations

I’m very excited to be working on a new exhibition with my wonderful colleagues, Owen Davies and Ceri Houlbrook, from the University of Hertfordshire, and Deirdre McParland from ESB. Electric Generations: The Story of Electricity in Irish Homes grew, in part, out of the ‘New Technologies’ section of my Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition.

Modern Wife, Modern Life Exhibition One Year On

Just over one year ago, Modern Wife, Modern Life: an Exhibition of Women’s Magazines from 1960s Ireland opened at the National Print Museum in Dublin (1 July – 30 August 2015). Since then, it has gone on to visit dlr LexIcon in Dún Laoghaire, Wexford Town Library, and Westport Library in Mayo. Leaving Ireland this summer, theContinue reading “Modern Wife, Modern Life Exhibition One Year On”

Podcast: Expectations of Marriage in 1960s Ireland

Image: Marian Keyes, Senior Executive Librarian at dlr LexIcon, introducing Ciara Meehan and Lorna Sixsmith. Credit: Michael Liffey / Real Smart Media. On 31 October, dlr LexIcon hosted a special event in association with my Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition.  I was joined by Lorna Sixsmith, author of the recently published How to Be a Perfect Farm Wife, to discussContinue reading “Podcast: Expectations of Marriage in 1960s Ireland”

Are you a good housewife?, The Irish Times

Woman’s Way was Irelands biggest selling magazine in 1960s Ireland. In this culture video for The Irish Times’  digital section, I looks at what made it so popular and what it tells us about Ireland at the time. Watch the video here.

Please Support Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition on Fund It

Modern Wife, Modern Life is my exhibition running at the National Print Museum of Ireland  between August and October 2015. It explores the idea of the ‘modern wife’ in 1960s Ireland as seen through the pages of women’s magazines. Please consider showing your support for the exhibition by donating on Fund It. A private tour for you and two guests, a limited edition booklet,Continue reading “Please Support Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition on Fund It”

Modern Wife, Modern Life Exhibition at the National Print Museum of Ireland

I am delighted to announce that the National Print Museum of Ireland has agreed to host my exhibition, Modern Wife, Modern Life. It will run between August and October 2015.