Programme & Registration

If you are coming to the conference you must register in advance. Registration closes on July 5th 2017

There are two rates for registration: a discounted rate, which applies to students, part-time employed or unemployed (15 euro) and a full rate, which applies to those in full-time employment (25 euro).

This registration fee will cover the cost of teas, coffees, snacks, two lunches, a wine reception and a bbq dinner.

Please go to this link to the Maynooth Shop to process your registration where you will be able to indicate if you have any particular dietary requirements. 

If you have any queries about registering please email

Please note, registration does not include accommodation. This must be booked separately by participants. For information on staying on campus, see the Maynooth University guest accommodation page .

It is possible to stay in the city centre and commute to the conference – please see the Getting to Maynooth page for further details

You can download the programme by clicking here WHDW_Programme_FINAL


Thursday 6th July 2017

10am: Registration open. Tea and coffee served in the Iontas Building Foyer

11am: Official Opening of the Conference by Professor Philip Nolan, President of Maynooth University, Iontas Theatre.

11.30am: Keynote by Professor Marie-Louise Coolahan, NUI Galway, Iontas Theatre

Where do texts and reputations go? Digital Representations of Reading and Transmission

Chair: Professor Marian Lyons, Maynooth University


12.30pm-1.15pm: Lunch, Iontas Foyer


1.15pm-2.45pm:  Parallel Panels

Panel 1A Online archiving and creating digital resources, Iontas Seminar Room 0.32, Ground Floor, Iontas Building

Chair: Anna St.Onge, York University Libraries, Toronto

Jenna Ashton, Digital Women’s Archive North (DWAN) – Digital Feminist Archiving: connectivity, evidencing and resistance

Clare Lanigan, Digital Repository of Ireland, Using social media to centre women’s stories in the collections of the Digital Repository of Ireland


Panel 1B: A new model for digital editing: Founding women and federated documentary edition, An Foras Feasa Seminar Room 1.33, 1st Floor, Iontas Building

Chair: Eric Pumroy, Bryn Mawr College

Rachel Love Monroy, University of South Carolina – Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson: Commonplacing and the challenges of digital editing

Lauren N. Haumesser, University of Virginia – Sarah Coles Stevenson: Window to the Transatlantic World

Melissa Gismondi, University of Virginia, Rachel Donelson Jackson: The Lesser-known and Profoundly Misunderstood Wife of Andrew Jackson


2.45-3.00pm: Coffee break, Iontas Foyer


3.00-4.15pm: Panel: Spotlight on Large Projects: Iontas Theatre

Chair: Professor Christine Woyshner, Temple University.

Eric Pumroy, Bryn Mawr College,  Documenting the History of Women’s College Students

Cecile Gordon, Cathal Brugha Barracks, The Holistic Approach of the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Project.  A spotlight on the women’s files: from the revolutionary period to the web


4.15-4.30pm: Coffee break, Iontas Foyer


4.30-6.00pm: Parallel panels

Panel 2A Feminism, Activism and Culture, Iontas Seminar Room 0.32, Ground Floor, Iontas Building

Chair: Cecile Gordon, Cathal Brugha Barracks

Rosario Mascato, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Women as cultural mediators: the interwar Spanish literature acrossborders (1914-1940)

Anastasia Khodyreva, University of Turku, New outcast femininities, post-soviet inequality and work in Russian cinema of the 1990s-2010s

Mara Kelly, Laura’s Social Movement Archive- Consent, Exposure and Agency: The Ethics of Digitizing an Archive of Rape and Other Social Movements Trauma, 1967- 2017


2B: Collaborating and crowd sourcing, An Foras Feasa Seminar Room 1.33, 1st Floor, Iontas Building

Chair: Clare Lanigan, Digital Repository of Ireland.

Elizabeth Novara, University of Maryland- “Recovering Women’s Lives in Digital Worlds: An Undergraduate Teaching Collaboration in Primary Source Literacy and Research”

Leslie Fields, Mount Holyoke College- Transform/Transcribe: Promoting hidden histories through community involvement.

Rebecca Parmer & Ariella Rotramel, Connecticut College, We’re here to raise the stakes: engaging women’s history through collaborative archival digital projects

6pm: Reception in Iontas Foyer with an opportunity to view poster presentations and information panels on Maynooth Library’s Teresa Deevy Collection

Teresa Deevy was born in Waterford in 1894 and her first staged play, ‘The Reapers’ debuted in the Abbey Theatre in 1930. Throughout that decade a number of her plays were produced by the Abbey but she fell out of favour with the national theatre by 1939. Since 2010 the off-Broadway Mint Theatre has been engaged in ‘The Teresa Deevy Project’, reviving her plays to critical acclaim and publishing collected editions of her work. In 2010 Mint Artistic Director Jonathan Bank travelled to Ireland to meet with members of her family and her papers were subsequently deposited with the Library in 2011. A new production of Deevy’s play Katie Roche, will run in the Abbey Theatre from 26 August to 23 September.  There will be a Teresa Deevy exhibition in the Library from 21st to 28th August to coincide with this production.

Not all of the material deposited with Maynooth University is available through the Digital Library Some extra material including theatre programmes and scholarly essays are available online at



Followed by BBQ dinner, Pugin Hall, Maynooth South Campus, 7pm


Friday 7th July 2017

9am: Registration Open with tea and coffee served in the Iontas Foyer

10.00-11.15: Parallel Sessions

Panel 3A Gender and the Digital World: Sources and Interactions, An Foras Feasa Seminar Room 1.33, 1st Floor, Iontas Building

Chair: Dr. Jackie Crowley, Maynooth University

Alex D. Ketchum, McGill University, “A Recipe for Success: Engaged Scholarship and The Utility of Websites to Challenge Divisions between Academic and Public History”

Conor Heffernan, University College Dublin, Ireland’s Separate Spheres? Re-evaluating Female Physical Culture in the Digital Age

Vanessa Hannesschlager, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Gender distribution among the contributors to the TEI Conference and members’ meeting 2016


Panel 3B History, origins and digital histories, Iontas Seminar Room 0.32, Ground Floor, Iontas Building

Chair: Dr. Jennifer Redmond, Maynooth University

Ida Milne, Maynooth University, The E-mother and alternative truths: is there a role for the historian to tell the history of measles vaccination?

Alvean E. Jones, Deaf Heritage Centre, St. Mary’s School for Deaf girls, 1846-2016.

Helena Byrne, Drogheda Local Voices, How it all began: the story of women’s soccer in sixties Drogheda


11.15-11.30am: Tea and coffee, Iontas Foyer


11.30-12.30: Keynote, Iontas Theatre

Professor Liz Stanley, University of Edinburgh

‘She’s in pieces! Some thoughts about putting her together’

Chair: Dr. Jennifer Redmond, Maynooth University


12.30-1.30 Lunch, Iontas Foyer


1.30-3.00 Parallel sessions

Panel 4 A: Editing Jane Addams, An Foras Feasa Seminar Room 1.33, 1st Floor, Iontas Building

Chair: Professor Susan Schreibman, Maynooth University

Cathy Moran Hajo, Ramapo College of New Jersey- The Big Picture: Conceiving a Digital Edition of Jane Addams’ Papers

Victoria Sciancalepore, Ramapo College of New Jersey- The Nuts and Bolts: How an Omeka-Based Digital Edition Works

Anneliese Dehner, Independent Digital Library Developer- Designing a User Interface for a Digital Edition


Panel 4B: Women’s egodocuments in “Women’s Archive database”, Iontas Seminar Room 0.32, Ground Floor, Iontas Building

Chair: Dr. Ida Milne, Maynooth University.

Monika Rudaś-Grodzka, Katarzyna Nadana-Sokołowska, Ewa Serafin-Prusator and Dominik Purchała

3.00-3.15 Closing remarks, Dr. Jennifer Redmond, Iontas Foyer.