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Past Conferences:

2021: ‘Throughotherness’ & ‘Trans-corporeality’: Towards a Critical Posthuman Feminist Entwinement of Childbirth with Birthplace. European Federation of Associations & Centres for Irish Studies (EFACIS), Interfaces & Dialogues Conference, Centre for Irish Studies, Charles University, Prague

2021: “Tracing and Telling Stories”: Mapping Cartographies of Birthplace Stories, Oral History Network of Ireland Annual Conference

2021: Where were you born? … Does it matter?: Exploring entanglements between place and birth in rural Ireland, Association of Medical Humanities Conference, University of Limerick, Ireland

2021: Why do we visit birthplaces? : Tracing the Materiality of Birthplace, American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS), Derry, Ireland

2021: Haptic Encounters with Birthplace: Mapping Cartographies of Birthplace & Birthplace Stories from Co. Clare, Geography Society of Ireland Annual Conference

2021: Locating a Mother’s Touch: Cartographies of Haptic Encounters, The Missing Mother Conference, University of Bolton, UK

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

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