Cork Herstory 20/20 Salon / 20.03.16

Cork Herstory 20/20 Salon

DATE 20th March 2017, 7pm - 9pM (Doors open from 6.30pm)

VENUE: STAFF COMMON ROOM, University College Cork

All welcome to this free event, please register here

UCC Women’s Studies is delighted to host the March Herstory 20/20 Salon.

This Herstory Salon will provide a wide range of women’s stories; engineers, patrons, playwrights, innovators, feminists, and poets. The speakers include historians, campaigners, writers, students and scholars of literature, drama and applied social studies. All are interested in exploring the stories and experiences of women.

The evening will be a celebration of women, and the women whose work involves uncovering, analysing and celebrating Herstory everyday: the teachers and students of Women’s Studies at UCC.

Running Order

All speakers will speak for ten minutes

7.00: Opening address: President O’Shea, UCC

7.10: Amy Prendergast (TCD) Amy is an expert on eighteenth-century salons in Ireland, and their links with Britain and France. She will explain what Salons were, and share the stories of the women behind them.

7.20-8.00 Panel 1 (Women as creators)

Clíona Ó Gallchoir (Women’s Studies and School of English)

Shauna McGrath (Current Women’s Studies MA student)

Kathy D'Arcy (Women’s Studies and author)

Róisín O'Gorman (Women’s Studies and Drama and Theatre Studies)

8.00-8.10 Break/questions

8.10-8.50

Panel 2: (Feminism in action)

Liz Kiely and Máire Leane (Women’s Studies and Applied Social Studies)

Rola Abu Zeid O'Neill (Women’s Studies and ACE)

Orla Egan (Women’s Studies and Cork LGBT digital archive)

8.50-9.00 Questions

9.00 wrap up Melanie Lynch (Founder of Herstory)