13th Annual Historic Houses of Ireland Conference

Women and the Country House

Women and the Country House

PROGRAMME AND BOOKING DETAILS

Day 1          11 May 2015

 

08.45 - 09.20          Registration and tea/coffee at Renehan Hall

09.30                     Welcome

09.40                      Opening of conference: Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts,

                             Heritage and the Gaeltacht

 

                             PANEL 1:  MODERN CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

                             Renehan Hall, Chair: Terence Dooley

 

10.05                     Jane Blunden and Caroline Blunden

                             Challenges for women of the country house

 

10.25                     Sophie Shelswell-White

                             Working and raising a family in an Irish country house

 

10.45                     Sammy Leslie

                             Women and the management of Castle Leslie

                            

11.05                     Q&A to finish at 11.25 allowing 10 minutes for delegates going to

                             Panel 2B to get to Callan Hall

 

                             PANEL 2A:  DEVELOPING SOCIAL NETWORKS

                             Renehan Hall, Chair: Jennifer Redmond

 

11.35                     Kerry Bristol

                             Sabine Winn and the art of long-distance shopping at Nostell Priory,

                             1765-1798

 

11.55                     Ruth Larsen

                             Sisterly guidance: elite women, sorority and the life cycle 1750-1850

 

12.15                     Maeve O’Riordan

                             “So one becomes an old maid”: unmarried women and the Irish

                             country house

 

12.35                      Q&A

 

                             PANEL 2B:    INDUSTRIALISATION AND INNOVATION

                             Callan Hall, Chair:  Brendan Parsons, Earl of Rosse

 

11.35                     Anne Casement

                             Glamour, grime and grim reaper: the social, industrial and land-

                             owning worlds of Frances Anne Vane-Tempest

                            

11.55                     Hannah Young

                             The absentee duchess: Anna Eliza Grenville and her emigrant

                             project

 

12.15                     Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka

                             Mary Rosse of Parsonstown Castle: ‘The Leonardo of Ireland’

 

12.35                     Q&A

 

13.00 - 14.10           Lunch – Pugin Dining Hall

 

                             PANEL 3A:  ESTATE MANAGEMENT

                             Renehan Hall, Chair: Annie Tindley

 

14.15                     Judith Hill

                             Lady Gregory and the survival of Coole Park

 

14.35                     Damien Duffy

                             Caroline Maria Aylmer of Donadea Castle, Co. Kildare

 

14.55                     Fiona White

                             Louisa Moore of Moore Hall: a life in letters

 

15.15                      Q&A

 

                             PANEL 3B:  ARCHITECTURE AND SPACE

                             Callan Hall, Chair: Ruth Larsen

 

14.15                     Ruth Thorpe

                             A life in relief: recovering the Neoclassical schemes of Elizabeth

                             Upton, Lady Templetown

 

14.35                     Amy Boyington

                             Widows of the eighteenth-century: power over architecture

 

14.55                     Patricia McCarthy

                             A room of their own: private space for women in the country house

 

15.15                      Q&A

 

15.40                     Tea/coffee Pugin Dining Hall

 

                              PANEL 4A:    ECONOMICS OF MARRIAGE

                             Renehan Hall, Chair: Emmeline Henderson

 

16.05                     Eugenie Carr

                             The banker’s daughters:  marriage alliances and connections of a

                             Huguenot family in eighteenth-century Dublin

 

16.25                     Olivia Martin

                             ‘Where there’s a will …’

 

16.45                     Q&A

 

                              PANEL 4B:  EMPLOYMENT IN THE COUNTRY HOUSE

                             Callan Hall, Chair: Mary Heffernan

 

16.05                     William Fraher

                             An English governess in Ireland during World War One, 1914-18

 

16.25                     Ida Milne

                             Working in the Big House: Patty Bolger as eye witness

 

16.45                     Q&A

 

17.15 – 18.30           Launch of Exhibition: ‘Lives less ordinary: the women of Airfield’

                             J.P.II Library

                             (Sponsored by CSHIHE and Maynooth University Library and Airfield

                             Trust - co-ordinated by Dr Maeve O’Riordan)

 

19.30                     Conference Dinner: Carton House

         

Day 2          12 May 2015

9.30                       Tea/coffee, Pugin Dining Hall

 

                             PANEL 5A:  PHILANTHROPY

                             Renehan Hall, Chair: Lowri Ann Rees

 

10.00                     Eilis O’Sullivan

                             ‘By heavens, I’m sick of dissipation and want some serious

                             occupation’:  ascendancy women and elementary education

 

10.20                     Lisa Butterly

                             ‘An aristocrat who did something with her life’: Lady Valerie

                             Goulding (1918-2003)

 

10.40                     Andrew Newby

                             ‘That good lady of truly practical philanthropy’ Mary Power Lalor:

                             landlordism, philanthropy and self-help in late-Victorian Ireland

 

11.00                     Q&A

 

                             PANEL 5B:  MARRIAGE AND POWER

                             Callan Hall, Chair: Alison Fitzgerald

 

10.00                     Caroline Dakers

                             Madeline Wyndham of Clouds and Mabel Morrison of Fonthill, two

                             Victorian ladies of Wiltshire.  Powerful or powerless?

 

10.20                     John Coleman

                             Portrait of an 18th century marriage: The Earl and Countess

                             of Bellamont

 

10.40                     Emma F. Purcell

                             A gentleman’s house but a woman’s domain? The role of elite

                             women in country house management, c. 1750-1827

11.00                     Q&A

 

                              PANEL 6A:  THE ART OF FOOD

                             Renehan Hall, Chair: Oliver Cox

 

11.30                     Dorothy Cashman

                             ‘The dough must be neither dauked nor opened on the sides with a

                             knife as is the custom in Ireland’

 

11.50                     Louise Stewart

                             ‘The accomplisht Lady’s Delight’: women and sugar-work in the

                             early modern country house

 

12.10                     Regina Sexton

                             Elite women and their recipe books in eighteenth and early

                             nineteenth-century Ireland

 

12.30                     Q&A

 

                              PANEL 6B:  POLITICS AND PROTEST

                             Callan Hall, Chair: Marian Lyons

 

11.30                     Lowri Ann Rees

                             Miss Jane, Rebecca and her daughters: rural protest and the

                             defiance of a female landowner in south-west Wales

 

11.50                     Ciarán Reilly

                             Women, the country house and the Great Famine

 

12.10                     Jonathan Cherry and Arlene Crampsie

                             The women of Ulster’s country houses and Ulster Day,

                             September 1912

 

12.30                     Q&A

 

12.55-14.10            Lunch

 

                             PANEL 7A:  THE ARTS AND LITERATURE

                             Renehan Hall, Chair: Anna Pilz

 

14.20                     Dawn Webster

                             Corsets and chisels: the arts and crafts furniture of the

                             de Grey sisters

 

14.40                     Nia Powell

                             Strictly male? Women and strict metre poetry in medieval and early

                             modern Welsh houses

 

15.00                     Amy Prendergast

                             Irish bluestockings and the country house: literary sociability,

                             intellectual pursuits, and cultural transfers, 1760-1820

 

15.20                     Q&A

 

                              PANEL 7B:  FAMILY AND RESPONSIBILITY

                             Callan Hall, Chair: Christopher Ridgway

 

14.20                     Philip Bull

                             Three women and the fortunes of Monksgrange

 

14.40                     Edmund Joyce

                             Lady Harriet Kavanagh

 

15.00                     Brendan Twomey

                             Agency and activities of aristocratic women, 1760-1800

 

15.20                     Q&A

 

16.00                     Wine reception and closing remarks in Renehan

 

BOOKING DETAILS

CSHIHE 13th Annual Historic Houses of Ireland Conference (RIAI CPD approved)

Maynooth University, 11 – 12 May 2015

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