ILHS Lectures

New page under the events section. These are recordings of our online lectures in Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021.

Material Studies

7 women of the labour movement
A new feature we have introduced to our website is 'Material Studies' under the Collections section. These are essays on paper-based collections which have been donated to the ILHS. The first essay is on the IPCS Land Commission Inspectors Branch Minute books

Labour Lives from Saothar

7 women of the labour movement
New page under the biographies section. These are bios which were published in past issues of Saothar.

7 women of the labour movement

7 women of the labour movement

New article added to the Biographies page.

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Saothar 36

Saothar 36, 2011 €20


Editorial: Researching women and researching labour;
Mary Muldowney Breaking the mould? The employment of women in Irish railway companies during the First World War;
James Curry Delia Larkin: 'More harm to the Big Fellow than any of the employers?';
Elizabeth Kyte Sighle Humphreys: a case study in irish socialist feminism, 1920s-1930s;
Mary McAuliffe The Irish woman worker and the Conditions of Employment Act, 1936 - responses from the Irish Free State women Senators;
Aisling Farrell 'Harassed housewives fight the consumer's battle': the formation of the Irish Housewives' Association & the campaign for price control, clean food and equitable distribution in the Ireland of 'The Emergency';
Jennifer Redmond The largest remaining reserve of manpower: historical myopia, Irish women workers and World War Two;
Francis Devine 'Second class citizens who are being subsidised by the men ...':Women in the Irish Transport & General Workers' Union and Workers' Union of Ireland, 1945-1960;
Margaret Ayres Equal pay for women: words not deeds?;
Theresa Moriarty Labour Lives no 13: May (Abraham) Tennant, 1869-1946;
Laurence Marley The state of labour history: international perspectives (review essay);
Film review;
Conferences and events;
Irish Labour History Society, 2010;

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Saothar: Journal of Irish Labour History is a refereed journal, dedicated to the study of Irish working-class history in its broadest sense, including Irish workers abroad and comparative history. It contains articles, essays, essays in review, reviews, notices, reports, source studies, thesis abstracts, bibliographies, document studies, reminiscences, correspondence and an annual overview of ILHS activities. Saothar has been published since 1975 and has developed a reputation for combining high standards of scholarship with accessibility. It is circulated to all members of the Society. Back to Saothar main page