Mary O’Dowd (QUB): ‘Who cares for the elderly? A history of old age in Ireland, 1500-1850’
Mary O'Dowd is professor emerita of gender history at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research interests have focussed on early modern Ireland and more recently on women and gender in Irish history. She was a founding member of the Women's History Association of Ireland and served as president of the International Federation for Research in Women's History, 2000-05. In 2010 she was elected an honorary member of the Federation's Board in recognition of her work for the Federation. Professor O'Dowd is a member of the Irish Manuscripts Commission and a member of the Board of the National Museum of Ireland. She was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2010 and is currently the Secretary for Polite Literature and Antiquities/ Humanities. Among her many publications are A History of Women in Ireland, 1500-1800 (2005) and a co-authored history of Marriage in Ireland, 1660-1925, published by Cambridge University Press earlier this year.
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