Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021. Event One: Guest Lecture by Cathryn McWilliams

Observed since 1911, International Women’s Day (IWD) is:

A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women

‘Out of the Shadows’ By Michelle Rogers. This image hangs in the Council Chamber at Queen’s. The women depicted represent female staff, students and alumni of Queen’s, and was commissioned by the Queen’s Gender Initiative (QGI)

Here at QUB Library we are delighted to join groups worldwide in celebrating International’s Women’s Day on Monday 8th March 2021 by hosting a virtual guest lecture and a research showcase on the theme of ‘Women in Leadership’ in order to highlight the vibrancy, vitality and variety of the research resonant with this theme currently being undertaken in Queen’s University Belfast.

Our celebration of IWD will launch with our virtual guest lecture at 16.00 on Monday 8th March, followed by accompanying blog launch on Tuesday 9th March and from 15th March onwards we will be showcasing the work of researchers and academic leaders in Queen’s. If you would like to feature your project in our research showcase it is not too late to do so: simply complete and submit this form.

We begin our celebration of IWD 2021 with a guest lecture from Cathryn McWilliams. A Queen’s graduate twice over, Cathryn is currently a humanities researcher at Åbo Akademi University, Finland and has held lecturing positions at the University of Oslo and the University of South-Eastern Norway.

She has worked extensively on Belfast-born humanitarian campaigner Mary Ann McCracken (1770-1866) and we are delighted to host her virtual lecture and accompanying blog post “Mary Ann McCracken and QUB Special Collections”

Cathryn McWilliams