Panel 6: 1 Authority, agency, autonomy? Change for rural women in Europe, 1850-1914. Panel Chair: Caitríona Clear. Comment: Nicola Verdon. Paper: 'Public women in Rural Ireland: Exploring the West, 1880-1918'. The paper examined the agency of women in rural areas and argued that locally-available political structures enabled women to take up public roles at a time of democratic change.
Rural History Conference; School of Political Science & Sociology and Global Women's Studies, NUI, Galway