Activist Histories of Ireland presents a two day conference on 12-13 July in Oxford, focusing on the historical context of Irish activism as well as the political and ‘activist’ role of historical scholarship.

The conference will feature a keynote from Ailbhe Smyth, who is a former head of Women’s Studies at University College Dublin and former chair of the National LGBT Federation with a long history of political activism in Ireland. In 2014, Smyth co-founded the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment and in 2018 Smyth became co-director of Together for Yes, the civil society coalition that successfully campaigned to Repeal the 8th amendment.

Date: 12-13 July 2019

Location: Baring Room, Hertford College, Oxford University

Conference Programme: Available at the Activist Histories of Ireland website

How to Book: Registration is open until 5th July 2019 Please visit Oxford University Stores for further details

History Workshop Online is supporting the event alongside the Royal Historical Society, History Acts, and TORCH, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities. HWO’s forthcoming ‘Road to Repeal’ series will feature articles from conference participants to accompany the event.

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