About the Women’s History Association of Ireland


WHAI LogoWelcome to the website of the Women’s History Association of Ireland (WHAI). Founded in 1989, the aim of the WHAI is to promote research into the history of women in Ireland. We are an all-island body and our membership is open to anyone, inside or outside of Ireland.

The WHAI sponsors an annual conference and circulates regular news bulletins to members about upcoming publications, conferences, seminars and other events related to the field of women’s history. Members enjoy access to the e-bulletins and reduced registration fees at WHAI events. Members are also eligible to enter our essay and travel grant competitions. We have also recently begun to review books of relevance to our membership – please get in touch if you have published in the area.

Our conference in 2014 is currently in the planning stages but will be on the topic of ‘Irish Women in the First World War Era’ and will be held at Maynooth University. Full details and a Call for Papers can be found on our Events page.