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At home in the revolution: public talks by the author

25 February 2016

At home in the revolution: public talks by the author

Lucy McDiarmid will be speaking about At home in the revolution at a series of public talks. Here is her provisional schedule:

  • 21 February, 7-8pm:  interview with Susan Cahill for ‘Talking History’, Newstalk 106-108fm
  • 28 February, 12.30-2pm: ‘Waking the Feminists’ event at Fordham University, New York
  • 10 March, 7pm: ‘1916 Women’ event at Farmleigh, Dublin
  • 12 March, 3pm: 'Jumping into the GPO: women’s access to the Rising', Kilkenny Castle
  • 14 March, 6pm: ‘Women and the Rising; Lucy McDiarmid in conversation with Patricia Coughlan', Farmgate Cafe - English Market Princes Street, Cork
  • 19 March:  talk at County Library in Ballinamore, Leitrim 
  • 22 March, 7.30pm: Pádraig de Brún lecture, National University of Ireland Galway
  • 28 March, 11am: 'Jumping into the GPO: How women entered male space in 1916', DIT Aungier Street
  • 28 March, 5pm: 'Dublin, Easter 1916: What was it like?', Trinity College Dublin
  • 2 April, 10am-5pm: Taste of the Yeats Summer School, Glucksman Ireland House, New York University
  • 23 April: conference on ‘The Trans-Atlantic Context of the Rising’, Glucksman Ireland House, New York University
  • 25-29 July: International Association for the Study of Irish Literature Annual Conference, University College Cork

At Home in the Revolution derives its material from women’s own accounts of the Easter Rising, interpreted broadly to include also the Howth gun-running and events that took place over the summer of 1916 in Ireland. These eye-witness narratives -- diaries, letters, memoirs, autobiographies, and official witness statements -- were written by nationalists and unionists, Catholics and Protestants, women who felt completely at home in the garrisons, cooking for the men and treating their wounds, and women who stayed at home during the Rising.

‘This work is an exemplar of how to do and write women’s history. Although bookshelves may be groaning with the weight of 1916-themed books this is one book no one interested in the 1916 Rising can be without’. Mary McAuliffe for History Ireland.

'Few books published for the centenary of 1916 will be as original, as entertaining, as thoroughly researched or as well written as this analysis of women's words, ideas and actions during the Easter Rising'. Angela Bourke for the Irish Times. Read the full review here

'The book is at once a political study of shifting gender relations as well as a thoroughly researched, vivid, emotional, and often comic look at forgotten stories of the Rising that will entertain as much as it will enlighten'. Adam Farley for Irish America Magazine. Read the full review here

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