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Women in Celtic Studies

Women in Celtic Studies

Update: 2020-09-27
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In this episode, Nina Cnockaert-Guillou talks to Professor Katherine Forsyth and Dr Geraldine Parsons, both from the Department of Celtic and Gaelic at the University of Glasgow, about women in Celtic Studies. Prof. Forsyth and Dr Parsons were the organisers of a panel at the XVIth International Congress of Celtic Studies in July 2019 entitled "A more equal way forward for women in academia: the view from Celtic Studies" [link to the Congress programme; this panel was held on Tuesday, 23rd July 2019]. They explain why they organised this event, what came of it, and they discuss the place of women in Celtic Studies and academia, finishing with exciting film and book recommendations.


Links & notes:


Link: Ériu 2017 special issue.


AHRC Research Council Centre for Doctoral Training in Glasgow (link). 


Dr Elva Johnston, University College Dublin.


The Aurora programme, run by Advance HE.


Dr Abigail Burnyeat, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.


The Athena SWAN programme, by Advance HE too.


Prof. Jerry Hunter, Bangor University.


Prof. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, NUI Galway.


The Women’s Classical Committee, founded in 2015 in the UK.


Irish Research Council, “Gender Strategy & Actions document”; postgraduate scholarships (link).


Questionnaire that was given at the session in Bangor: 


You know you are a female academic in Celtic Studies when… An opportunity to share any personal or observed experiences which are distinctive to female academics in Celtic Studies. 


What needs to change? Please share your views of ways in which women in Celtic Studies are currently disadvantaged — directly or indirectly (general, or specific, large or small, concrete or intangible). What are the most pressing issues?


Article by The Guardian on the 2020 strike in Universities in the UK. 


Margaret Stokes & Eleanor Knott.


Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, University of Cambridge.


Arracht (2019) by Tomás Ó Súilleabháin (trailer)


Prof. Mary Beard, Women & Power: A Manifesto (2017)


Caroline Criado Perez, Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men (2019)


Laura Bates, Everyday Sexism (2015)


Prof. Angela Bourke, The Burning of Bridget Cleary: A True Story




This episode is in English.


Host: Nina Cnockaert-Guillou.


Guests: Prof. Katherine Forsyth & Dr Geraldine Parsons.

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