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Munster Women Writers Project, University College Cork


Women in Irish Society Project, University College Cork




Munster, Ireland, 1800-2000






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Directory of Sources for Women's History in Ireland:
This directory of information sources relating to the history of women in Ireland contains information and descriptions of over 14,000 collections and sources in 262 repositories in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland. The directory is the result of a survey undertaken by the Women's History Project.

Attic Press / Róisín Conroy Collection:
The Archives of Attic Press were generated and collected by Róisín Conroy as co-founder and publisher of Attic Press and as an activist in the Irish Women's movement. They were deposited in the Boole Library, University College, Cork by Conroy in 1997 and are now open for researchers to consult. The collection reflects the various facets of Conroy's career as a librarian and information officer, publisher, disseminator or information and campaigner for women's rights. The material dates from the early seventies to the 1990s. Those interested in using the archive should contact Carol Quinn at the Boole Library, UCC.

The Fawcett Library:

The Women's Library, formerly The Fawcett Library, is located at London Guildhall University. The library exists to document the changing role of women in society, in the past, now and in the future. It seeks to collect materials relating to the changing role of women in society and to make these available to personal and to remote users, however they make contact.

Local Projects

Department of English, NUI Cork:

Munster Literature Centre:
The Munster Literature Centre, Tigh Litriochta, based at 26 Sullivan's Quay, Cork is a resource centre established in 1993 to highlight, celebrate and promote all aspects of the literature of the Munster region. One of the main events hosted by the Centre is the annual Éigse na gCúige writers festival held in the spring. Further information:

Tigh Filí:
Started out as a venture in 1985 by Cork Women's Poetry Circle (CWPC). From its origins as a group of women interested in writing, performing and publishing poetry, it has grown into an organisation which encompasses various aspects of the arts and publishing.

Related Projects

A Celebration of Women Writers:
provides a listing of links to on-line information about women writers. The Celebration provides a comprehensive listing of links to biographical and bibliographical information about women writers, and complete published books written by women.

Corvey Women Writers on the Web: An Electronic Guide to Literature 1796-1834
A database containing material on women writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and literary works published by them, based on the holdings of the Corvey Library. It includes biographies, bibliographies, contemporary reviews and memoirs, images, synopses and keyword descriptions of texts, as well as new criticism and contextual material.

The Women Writers Project at Brown University:
is developing an electronic textbase of women's writing in English before 1830. The aim of the project is to bring texts by pre-Victorian women writers out of the archive and make them accessible to a wide audience of teachers, students, scholars, and the general reader.

The Victorian Women Writers Project:
is producing transcriptions of literary works by nineteenth-century British women writers, encoded using the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). The works, selected with the assistance of the Advisory Board, will include anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children's books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama. Considerable attention will be given to the accuracy and completeness of the texts, and to accurate bibliographical descriptions of them.

The Orlando Project:
is developing an on-line history of women's writing in the British Isles.

The Perdita Project:
is producing a database guide to about 400 sixteenth- and seventeenth-century manuscript archives compiled by women in the British Isles.