The Herstory Salon series started at Trinity College Dublin on the 20th January 2017 - the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration - with the objective of celebrating women’s stories, past and present, and sparking conversations for cultural change towards an egalitarian society. 

The Salons take an experimental approach, interweaving academic and public speakers with short performances from actors, poets, artists, comedians and musicians, followed by open conversations that sometimes continue into the small hours. A democracy of representation ensures each contributor has the floor for 10 minutes, to share a story of a woman they admire or a feminist issue close to their heart.  

Herstory Salons have taken place at the University of Oxford, Ulster University, Queen’s University Belfast, University College Cork, Waterford Institute of Technology, Athlone Institute of Technology, NUI Maynooth, University College Galway, The Irish Times, St. Patrick’s Festival, Milwaukee Irish Fest, Freemasons Grand Lodge of Ireland and the International Literature Festival Dublin.

If you are interested in hosting a Herstory Salon, please contact Herstory Project Manager, Katelyn Hanna: khanna.herstory@gmail.com

For event curation ideas please click here to see past Herstory Salon programmes.