The Rising: Remembering Women of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

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The Rising: Remembering Women of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

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Research Question

What specific roles did women play in Ireland’s Easter Rising of 1916?

Significance

These accounts will shed light on several larger social issues before the conflict, such as gender, class, and religious affiliation of the women who participated.

Methods Used

Archival research, including looking at pension records, personal accounts, and witness statements.

Conclusions/Outcomes

The research is designed to fall between feminist Irish history and mainstream Irish history to bring about a new understanding of the sacrifices both men and women made in Ireland's fight for freedom.

Publication Date

Summer 2015

Disciplines

European History | History

The Rising: Remembering Women of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

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