Cancellation: Women’s History Association of Ireland Annual Conference, 15–16 May 2020

Cancellation of WHAI 2020 annual conference, 15/16 May, UCD

Due to the ongoing coronavirus / COVID 19 pandemic it is with deep regret that we announce the cancellation of the WHAI 2020 annual conference, scheduled to be held in UCD on 15/16 May.   In the interests the safety of our keynotes, panellists, WHAI members, students and interested parties who would have attended WHAI 2020, a conference in UCD is not feasible at this time. We thank you all for your patience as we waited on COVID-19 updates and weighed this very difficult decision. The WHAI has held an annual conference since its foundation and it was not an easy decision for any of us to make.

We plan on holding this conference, with the same title and same themes, in April/May 2021, again in UCD. We would hope to have the same keynote speakers and many if not all the same speakers / panellists. As ever we appreciate the great scholarship and support you all bring to Irish and other women’s/gender histories and we dearly hope to hear and/or see you at WHAI events soon. We will keep you all updated as to our plans for WHAI 2021 once this difficult time has passed.

In the meantime, we hope you and yours are all keeping safe and well. We are hugely disappointed with this turn of events, but we shall be back, bigger and better than ever, in 2021.

Keep safe,
Mary McAuliffe, co-organiser, WHAI 2020