Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018

This International Women’s Day we’re paying homage to the contribution of women to academia by celebrating the work and achievements of our female authors. To capture the spirit of the event, we’ve put together a selection of interviews and original pieces by our female authors alongside the women’s studies titles to watch in 2018…


Irish Medical Education and Student Culture, c.1850-1950

Photograph from L.E. McLoughlin (ed.) Courtesy of the RCSI Heritage Collections. (

Save the Womanhood! 

Samantha Caslin

Coming April 2018

Save the Womanhood! is a fascinating new history of promiscuity, prostitution and the efforts of local social purists to ‘save’ working-class women from themselves.

‘Do Not Forsake the Instruction of Your Mother’

Editor of Mothers in the Jewish Cultural Imagination, Marjorie Lehman, discusses the volume’s role in disentangling motherhood from idealized notions of the Jewish family and stereotypes of the Jewish mother.

Women’s Literary Networks and Romanticism

Edited by Andrew O. Winckles and Angela Rehbein

This ground-breaking collection explores eighteenth-century women arguing that networks not only provided women with access to the literary marketplace, but altered their relations to each other, their literary production, and the broader social sphere.

In Our Time with Celeste-Marie Bernier

In an illuminating interview, Pictures and Power author Celeste-Marie Bernier joined Melvyn Bragg and the In Our Time team to discuss the life and work of Frederick Douglass. Find out what happened when we caught up with her here too!

All-women art spaces in Europe in the long 1970s

Edited by Agata Jakubowska and Katy Deepwell

This book brings together essays about women artists-only exhibitions, festivals, collective art projects, groups and associations. Exploring the idea of heterotopia and feminism as a travelling concept, specific collaborations and initiatives are discussed from across Europe during 1968-1984.

Irish Medical Education and Student Culture, c.1850-1950

Author Laura Kelly discusses the roles of women and religion in medical student culture, and how the student experience differed from that of modern day students.

Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries

Edited by Julie Vandivere and Megan Hicks

Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries helps us comprehend the ways that the women writers and artists contributed to and complicated modernism by contextualizing them alongside Woolf’s work.

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