Conferences to be re-scheduled for 2021:

Conferences that I was due to present at in 2020 were postponed because of Covid-19, however there are plans to re-schedule these for 2021, with that in mind here are the titles from the abstracts:

Irish Geographers Conference, Session: Art and Geography 2 & 3: Community Mappings: Making Histories and Landscapes Visible

(proposed paper title)Mapping the Materiality of Childbirth:  Birthplace Stories & Memories from Co. Clare, c.1930-2000

Association for Medical Humanities Conference 2020: Making Space, University of Limerick

(proposed paper title)Where were you born? … Does it matter? Exploring entanglements between place and birth in rural Ireland

Past Conferences:

2021: Subverting Confinement: mapping maternal art practices during the pandemic and beyond, CAA (College Art Association) Annual Conference

2019: Birthing Grounds:  Mapping Places of Birth in Rural Ireland, c.1918-2012, MIRCI Conference, York University, Toronto, Canada

2019: Birthplace or Place of Birth? Mapping Places of Birth, Sibeal Conference, NUI Galway

2019:  Home or Hospital:  What is your place of birth? Centre for Irish Studies Conference, NUI Galway

2019:  Art in Activism …. in conversation with Orla Ryan & Tony Walsh, Wexford Art Centre

2019:  Update on Elephant Collective, Silence + Voice Festival, Clare Women’s Network, Co. Clare

2013:  Conference Co-convenor:  Reimagining Birth:  International Research Symposium,Humanities Centre, University College Dublin. This was an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary symposium co-convened with Doreen Balabanoff. The website for this conference includes podcasts from our keynote speakers whose roles at that time were: Pauline Cummins, artist & lecturer National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Marilyn Foureur, Professor of Midwifery, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, Jo Murphy-Lawless, Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. Click below to go directly to Reimagining Birth website with keynote speaker podcasts and participants abstracts.

2013: Visions of Reproduction:  The Anatomical Venus in Victorian Dublin Irish Association of Art Historians/Artefact Study Day, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

2013:  Visions of Reproduction:  The Anatomical Venus in Victorian Dublin, RCPI History of Medicine Award, Dublin

2009:  Joining the dots..connecting birthing experiences with maternal identity’, Irish Feminisms and the Future Conference, UCC


2009:  Keeping Mum, Community Art Project, Association for Research on Mothering (ARM), York University, Toronto, Canada