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History Women in Modern Irish Culture

A Database of Irish Women's Writing, 1800-2005

Welcome to the Women in Modern Irish Culture homepage.

The project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, is led by Professor Maria Luddy of the University of Warwick and Professor Gerardine Meaney of University College Dublin and the database has been designed by Robert O'Toole of eLab, University of Warwick. Since 2005 the project has constructed a bibliographical database of Irish women writers, who wrote in both Irish and English, between 1800 and 2005. The database includes a whole range of publications, such as novels, articles, poems, memoirs, travel writing, essays, cookery writing, plays, films, etc. The database also provides biographical details, where available, such as birth dates, date of death, place of birth and death, places associated with a particular author, together with all known pseudonyms. Every known edition of a book, play, or film is listed, along with details of printers and publishers for each work.

The project concluded in June 2007. The database had a period of outage in 2017/18 and has been subsequently re-built and restored to service by the Digital Humanities team. The restored database is made available for the public on a 'best effort' basis and there are known issues.

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© 2007
Project Directors: Professor Maria Luddy & Professor Gerardine Meaney

Research Fellows : Dr Jim MacPherson & Dr Anne Mulhall

Research Assistants: Dr Sarah O'Connor, Dr Emma Radley & Dr Rochelle Sibley

Database Developer: Robert O'Toole