Women and the Country House, Call for Papers (Conference)

Posted: Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Papers are invited from academics and independent scholars for the 13th Annual Historic Houses of Ireland Conference which will take place from 15-16 May 2015 at Maynooth University. The theme of the conference is Indoors and Outdoors, Public and Private: Women and the Country House.

This international conference will focus on the role of women in country houses and on landed estates in Ireland, the UK, and beyond. Chatelaines, daughters, widows, housekeepers, maids, farmers' and labourers' wives, and others were ever-present figures in the microcosm of the country house and estate. In the past decade research has begun to reveal the extent of their involvement in managing households and estates, adopting public roles, championing causes, as well as raising families, and committing their thoughts to paper.

Click here for details on their flyer.

Abstracts by 30 November.