Archiving the 8th Seminar Series

The Archiving the 8th project ran a four-part online seminar series in summer 2021, exploring the collection and expansion of Irish and international archival and research activity on women's health, reproductive rights, and activism. Please click the below links to watch the live recordings our our fascinating seminars.

Watch: Archiving women's social movements, communities, activisms, narratives and histories (25th May, 2021).

With contributions from speakers Professor Jane Kamensky (Harvard University), Dr Niamh Moore (University of Edinburgh), and chaired by Dr Natalie Harrower (Digital Repository of Ireland).

Watch: The academic landscape, methodologies, disciplines, and new directions in 8th Amendment research (1st June, 2021).

With contributions from speakers: Dr Deirdre Duffy (Manchester Metropolitan University), Máiréad Enright (University of Birmingham), Dr Kate Antosik-Parsons (Trinity College Dublin) and chaired by Dr Mary McAuliffe (University College Dublin).

Watch: Preserving debates and including voices of minority communities in public archives (8th June, 2021).

With contributions from speakers: Dr Barry Houlihan (National University of Ireland, Galway), Orla Egan (Cork LGBT Archive), Paul Dudman (University of East London), and chaired by Dr Aileen O’Carroll (Digital Repository of Ireland).

Watch: Structural and institutional barriers to preserving activism and the experiences of marginalised people (15th June, 2021).

With contributions from speakers: Karl Hayden (Yes Equality), Rachel Brady (Linen Hall Library), Dr Hannah Ishmael (University College London), and chaired by Dr Sinéad Kennedy (National University of Ireland, Maynooth).

Networking Event - 16th July 2018

The first Archiving the 8th Networking Day at the National Library of Ireland on 16 July 2018 was a great success, with c. 40 participants who contributed their energy and enthusiasm! Now available is a report of the proceedings of the day, including collective answers to the questions posed on the day.