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. You can browse our previous conferences on our website. 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 and would like your book to feature. The WHAI is affiliated to the International Federation for Research in Women’s History.

Our Autumn Seminar will be held in Boston College, St. Stephen’s Green on November 28th (3-5pm). This is a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the publication of the groundbreaking text, Women in Irish Society: The Historical Dimension. This was published by Arlen House, which is also 40 years old this year and the event is organised in conjunction with Arlen House director, Alan Hayes.

See the image below for the poster or further details on our Facebook page

whai autumn 2015 event