What influence has Ireland – its history, culture and society – had on the Women of Ireland, on who we are today and how we approach the world?
This is the question which has sparked this project.
I want to explore and better understand the experience of being a Woman of Ireland today and what has contributed to it. I am curious about how Ireland’s culture, history, social norms and social structures have influenced my worldviews, experiences and the way in which I approach the world as a woman. I want to explore this with other women who have grown up or lived in Ireland, experienced Irish culture or connect to Ireland in some way.
To answer this, this project has three main aims:
1. Research and Gather
Exploring women of Ireland in history by examining existing literature, academic research and historical texts on the role, experiences, treatment, activities and views of women of Ireland in the past. Gathering all of this information to better understand how Irish culture has influenced and been influenced by women.
2. Listen and Collect
Interview women of Ireland to collect their stories, perspectives, experiences, insights and opinions on what is like to be a woman of Ireland today.
3. Connect, Write and Share
Connect the findings of the interview study to the review of the historical literature to highlight areas were the women of Ireland today, may be impacted by the past. Write about these findings and share my experiences of doing this project with others so that more knowledge can be created and more stories can be told.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE BY SHARING YOUR PERSPECTIVES ON THE ‘WOMEN OF IRELAND’ OR YOUR EXPERIENCES AS A ‘WOMAN OF IRELAND’, PLEASE GO TO THE PARTICIPATE PAGE