Anne Byrne

Senior Lecturer M.A.

Contact Details

Head of School, Senior Lecturer
Political Science & Sociology
Arus Moyola
School of Political Science and Sociology
College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies
National University of Ireland, Galway.
IRELAND

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researcher

Biography

Anne Byrne is a sociologist with an enduring interest in archival research, diaries and letters, ethnography, socio-biography, personal/collective visual and narrative inquiry as a practitioner and researcher. Inspired by collaborative, participatory and creative practices, Anne worked with socially engaged artists on projects with early school leavers [see Byrne, A. Canavan, J and Miller, M. 2007 Participatory research and the Voice Centered Relational Method of data analysis: Is it worth it? International Journal of Social Research Methodology 12,1, 67-77] and with histories of farming communities in the 1930s, using photography, film and exhibition spaces to engage in dialogue and knowledge exchange [see Byrne, Anne, and O’Mahony, Deirdre, 2013. ‘”Revisiting and Reframing the Anthropological Archive”, Irish Journal of Anthropology 16,1, 8-15]. Anne teaches, publishes and supervises research on gender, identity, family, equality, stigma and rurality [Byrne, A. 2014. ‘Single Women in Story and Society’ In Inglis, T. (ed) Are the Irish Different? Manchester University Press: UK and Byrne, A. Duvvury, N. Macken-Walsh, A. Watson, T. 2014. ‘Finding room to manoeuvre; gender, agency and the family farm’ in Pini, B. et al (eds), Feminisms and Ruralities, Lexington University Press: USA ] Recent publications on women and men’s epistolary  narratives include Byrne, A. 2015. ‘A Passion for Books; the early letters of Nancy Nolan and Leonard Woolf 1943-1944’, Virginia Woolf Miscellany, No 86, 32-34 and Byrne, Anne and Kovacic, Tanya, 2014. “Those Letters Keep Me Going: tracing resilience processes in US soldier to sweet heart war correspondences, 1942-1945” in Reid, H., and West, L., (editors) Constructing narratives of continuity and change: a transdiciplinary approach to researching learning lives, Routledge UK. Anne is a member of the Gender, Discourses and Identity research group (Gender ARC, http://www.genderarc.org), Vice President of The Sociological Association of Ireland http://sociology.ie and is Head of School, Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway.

Research Interests

Dr Anne Byrne is a sociologist with research interests spanning self and social identity, singleness studies, social exclusion, rurality, participative research methodologies, group work and community relations. I have published on identity, single women, rural lives, poverty, feminist research methodologies and on aspects of the history of social anthropology in Ireland. Current research interests include socio-biography, auto/biography, art, archives and visual ethnography,  working with photographs, diaries and letters of family and community life in Ireland across the twentieth century. My current research ‘Narratives of Ireland’ involves a number of anthropological and biographical projects including a review of the archives of the Harvard-Irish Mission to Ireland, a socio-biography of women’s lives based on women’s non-literary ‘autobiographies’ in the twentieth century and a  visual ethnography of an Irish village.  I am a writer whose work is inspired by narrative inquiry, collaborative community based methodologies, ethno-biographic inquiry frames and the creative force that comes from the juxtaposition of history and story, image and text, art and ethnography. Epistolary narratives, visual ethnography and the consequences of biographic and anthropological representational practices are one part of a present preoccupation.

I am working on a number of 'Narratives of Ireland' projects that flow from these frames:

1. Writing Women's Lives 
An enduring scholarly interest in voice and personal narratives over the lifetime of my career has led to a current focus on women’s non-literary, non-fiction writing (eg. memoir or auto/biography). Letters, diaries, published and unpublished auto/biographies are an underexamined ‘resource’ and topics of investigation in their own right, that can help to understand women’s private and public lives in the change from ‘tradition’ to ‘modernity’.  Women’s emerging and changing sense of self are traced in their epistolary narratives, diaries and autobiographies. National and international archival sources previously worked with, demonstrate how women write about aspirations and reflections on changes in maternal duties in the home, employment opportunities, education, the repression or liberation of sexuality, thoughts on motherhood, friendships and intimacy, political activity, farm life and experiences of institutionalisation for example. Differences in marital status, class, urban or rural settings and financial (in)dependence create furrows in women’s stories, marking how a life could be lived and on whose terms. These ‘documents of life’ troubling as they may be in terms of referentiality or truth status nonetheless provide a path to understanding how social change is negotiated by women as they write about negotiating  power and authority in the family, community and with the state. Women’s capacity for agency and the consequences of this for future generations can also be traced in this form of inquiry. In these ‘found texts’, women write about the significant, personal and immediate events of their time creating a narrative path to the social, cultural, economic and political conditions in which women make their lives and in which future lives are made. 

2. Social Anthropology in South Galway and Clare 
The Harvard Irish Survey (1930-1936) made a significant impact on Irish archaeology, sociology and anthropology, marking the first appearance of an American interdisciplinary research team in Europe. Its influential publications set the terms of debate for years, shaping theoretical, methodological and empirical work in Irish archaeology, anthropology and ethnographic sociology.Through archival research and specifically working with the unpublished social anthropological diaries and letters of the Survey (Arensberg and Kimball), we can speculate on the theoretical, methodological and ideological constraints placed a range of anthropological data and narratives collected but not published. Materials on religious life, social and political conflict were observed by the anthropologists but not fully drawn upon in subsequent publications. Questions are raised concerning political and research relations at the site of research (at the level of church, state, community and household) as well as the relationship of the Irish study to the agendas of social anthropology, ethnography and sociology.

The impact of field work and methodological practices on local communities and their descendants is also a concern. Anthropological and ethnographic research can be acquisitive and eroding. Little is returned while narrative traces and memories of the research and researchers still remain. The contemporary consequences of historical accounts of rural life on the making and shaping of Irish rural identity are also interrogated. Asking, from the perspective of the present, what can we learn from studying the archives of the past, the project examines the argument for a reflexive, participative anthropological practices. Specifically, the impact of working with anthropological field diaries and images with the sucessors of the communities studied is discussed, focussing on the methods, ethics and politics of returning archives of the past to the present. Beginning with the archives of the Harvard Irish Mission, the Rinnamona Research Group  organized a community based exhibition of documents, photographs and rural artifacts pertaining to rural life in the 1930s (in association with the X-PO Kilnaboy project). How contemporary communities interact with visual and textual archives is significant.  A key premise of this project is that  research done in the community is returned to the community, is accessible and can be deployed to expand on community knowledges of  people, place and land.
 
 3. Living Images, Living Villages

 This is a collaborative visual ethnographic study of village life in contemporary Ireland.  What is it that makes a village work? What are the sets of activities, relationships and spaces that contribute to maintaining village as community? This project visualises the structures, relationships, actions and activities of one village in the West of Ireland over a 12 month period observing daily, monthly, seasonal and annual cycles. Building on mid-century anthropological archives in the West (Arensberg and Kimball’s 1930s Family and Community in Ireland and Robert Cresswell’s 1950s detailed study of a village in County Galway (Une Communauté Rurale de l’Irlande), Living Images, Living Villages documents three themes ‘Work, Rest and Play’. Photo-essays and narratives made with participants from business, community and sports organisations for example, are created to generate a on-going discussion about ‘what makes this place flourish?’ The impetus is to offer a counter-narrative to the themes of the abandoned, the desolate, the closed down that has contoured recent ethno-photographic practice. Though essential this is to bring into public consciousness, there is a requirement to visualise the occupied, the social, the reciprocal exchanges that occur in places that survive so that both the abandoned and the active are brought into dialogue, into conjunction, into awareness so that other possibilities for communities in times of stress can come into being.

 

 

 

  
 















 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2013) 'Revisiting and Reframing the Anthropological Archive: the Harvard-Irish Survey (1930-1936)'
Anne Byrne and Deirdre O'Mahony (2013) 'Revisiting and Reframing the Anthropological Archive: the Harvard-Irish Survey (1930-1936)'. Irish Journal Of Anthropology, 16 (1):1-15 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) '‘Yours Sincerely: Letters and Lives’'
Anne Byrne (2012) '‘Yours Sincerely: Letters and Lives’'. Irish Journal Of Sociology, 21 (2) [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Echanges épistolaires en anthropologie : l’enquête Harvard-Irlande/ Letters in anthropological research: the Harvard-Irish Survey (1930-1936)'
Byrne, Anne (2011) 'Echanges épistolaires en anthropologie : l’enquête Harvard-Irlande/ Letters in anthropological research: the Harvard-Irish Survey (1930-1936)'. Ethnologie Française, 4 (2):241-252 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Family and Community: (Re)Telling Our Own Story'
Byrne, Anne and Deirdre O'Mahony (2012) 'Family and Community: (Re)Telling Our Own Story'. Journal Of Family Issues, 33 (1):52-75 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) 'Participatory research and data interpretation: using the voice centred relational method of data analysis. Is it worth it?'
Byrne, A., J. Canavan and M. Millar (2009) 'Participatory research and data interpretation: using the voice centred relational method of data analysis. Is it worth it?'. International Journal Of Social Research Methodology, 12 (1):67-77 [Details]
(2009) 'Perfidious and Pernicious Singlism. Review Essay'
Byrne, A. (2009) 'Perfidious and Pernicious Singlism. Review Essay'. Sex Roles, 60 (9):760-763 [Details]
(2005) 'Caught in the Cultural Lag: The Stigma of Singlehood'
Anne Byrne and Deborah Carr (2005) 'Caught in the Cultural Lag: The Stigma of Singlehood'. Psychological Inquiry, 16 (2,3):84-91 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2003) 'Developing a sociological model for researching women's self and social identities'
Byrne, A (2003) 'Developing a sociological model for researching women's self and social identities'. European Journal Of Womens Studies, 10 :443-464 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2002) 'Review of Contesting Politics: women in Ireland, north and south (Galligan, Y, Ward, E and Wilford, R 1999) Published in Gender and Society'
Byrne, Anne (2002) 'Review of Contesting Politics: women in Ireland, north and south (Galligan, Y, Ward, E and Wilford, R 1999) Published in Gender and Society'. Gender and Society, :186-187 [Details]
(2000) 'Singular Identities: Managing Stigma, Resisting Voices'
Byrne, A. (2000) 'Singular Identities: Managing Stigma, Resisting Voices'. Women's Studies Review, 7 :13-24 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(1998) 'Gendering Rural Development'
Byrne, A., Owens, M. (1998) 'Gendering Rural Development'. Administration, 46 (3):37-52 [Details]
(1996) 'Inventing and Teaching Women's Studies: Considering Feminist Pedagogy'
Byrne, A., Byrne, P., Lyons, A. (1996) 'Inventing and Teaching Women's Studies: Considering Feminist Pedagogy'. Irish Journal of Feminist Studies, 1 (1):78-99 [Details]
(1996) 'Family, Work and Community'
Byrne, A., Owens, M. (1996) 'Family, Work and Community'. UCG Women's Studies Review, 4 :77-94 [Details]
(1996) 'Review of Marital Breakdown and family Law in Ireland (Fahy, T and Lyons, M 1995)'
Byrne, Anne (1996) 'Review of Marital Breakdown and family Law in Ireland (Fahy, T and Lyons, M 1995)'. Irish Journal Of Sociology, 6 :220-223 [Details]
(1995) 'Making Development Work for Women'
Byrne, A. (1995) 'Making Development Work for Women'. UCG Women's Studies Review, 3 :201-213 [Details]
(1992) 'Academic Women's Studies in the Republic of Ireland- Some Pedagogical and Ideological Issues'
Byrne, A. (1992) 'Academic Women's Studies in the Republic of Ireland- Some Pedagogical and Ideological Issues'. Women's Studies Quarterly, :15-27 [Details]
(1991) 'Statistics - What do they tell us about Women?'
Byrne, A. (1991) 'Statistics - What do they tell us about Women?'. Ucg Women'S Studies Review, 1 :1-13 [Details]
(1991) 'Review of The Emigrant Experience (Gearoid O Tuathaigh et al. )'
Byrne, Anne (1991) 'Review of The Emigrant Experience (Gearoid O Tuathaigh et al. )'. The Irish Reporter, [Details]
(1991) 'Working with Rural Women'
Byrne, Anne (1991) 'Working with Rural Women'. Phoebe: An Interdisciplinary Journal Of Feminist Scholarship, Thoery And Aesthetics, 3 (1):5-14 [Details]
(1991) 'Review of Women and Poverty (Mary Daly). Vol 1, 1991, 163-164'
Byrne, Anne (1991) 'Review of Women and Poverty (Mary Daly). Vol 1, 1991, 163-164'. Irish Journal Of Sociology, [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2014) '‘Those Letters Keep Me Going: tracing resilience processes in US soldier to sweet heart war correspondences, 1942-1945’'
Anne Byrne and Tanja Kovacic (2014) '‘Those Letters Keep Me Going: tracing resilience processes in US soldier to sweet heart war correspondences, 1942-1945’' In: Constructing narratives of continuity and change: a transdisciplinary approach to researching learning lives. UK: Routledge. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Single Women in Story and Society'
Byrne, Anne (2014) 'Single Women in Story and Society' In: Are the Irish Different?. UK: MUP. [Details]
(2012) 'Developing a sociological model for self and social identity'
Byrne, Anne (2012) 'Developing a sociological model for self and social identity' In: Researching Gender (4 Vols) 'VOLUME THREE: STRONG OBJECTIVITY AND FEMINIST EMPIRICISM'. UK: Sage. [Details]
(2009) 'Gender and Sustainability in Rural Ireland'
BYRNE, A., Shorthall, S. (2009) 'Gender and Sustainability in Rural Ireland' In: A Living Country side-The politics of sustainable rural development. UK: Ashgate:Aldershot. [Details]
(2008) 'Women Unbound: Single Women in Ireland'
Byrne, A. (2008) 'Women Unbound: Single Women in Ireland' In: Women Alone. USA: Rutgers University Press. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2005) 'Single Women In Ireland'
Byrne, A. (2005) 'Single Women In Ireland' In: Women Emerging: A Decade of Irish Feminist Scholarship. [Details]
(2005) 'Rural Women in Ireland'
Byrne, A. (2005) 'Rural Women in Ireland' In: Women Emerging: A Decade of Irish Feminist Scholarship. [Details]
(2005) 'Equality in Local Development'
Byrne, A. (2005) 'Equality in Local Development' In: Women Emerging: A Decade of Irish Feminist Scholarship. Women's Studies Centre Galway. [Details]
(2001) 'Arsensberg and Kimball and Anthropological Research in Ireland: Introduction to the Third Edition'
Byrne, A., Edmondson, R., Varley, T. (2001) 'Arsensberg and Kimball and Anthropological Research in Ireland: Introduction to the Third Edition' In: Family and Community in Ireland, CLASP. Clare, IRELAND: CLASP. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2000) 'Introduction:Feminist Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences in Ireland'
Byrne, A., Lentin, R. (2000) 'Introduction:Feminist Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences in Ireland' In: (Re)searching Women: Feminist Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences in Ireland, Institute for Public Administration, Dublin. Dublin, Ireland: Institute for Public Administration. [Details]
(2000) 'Researching One An-Other'
Byrne, A. (2000) 'Researching One An-Other' In: Researching Women: Feminist Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences in Ireland, Instituture for Public Administration, Dublin. [Details]
(1999) 'Familist Ideologies and Difficult Identities'
Byrne, A. (1999) 'Familist Ideologies and Difficult Identities' In: Reclaiming Gender: Transgressive Identities in Modern Ireland. St. Martins Press/Macmillan. [Details]
(1997) 'Single Women in Irish Sociological Writing'
Anne Byrne and Madeleine Leonard (Editors) (1997) 'Single Women in Irish Sociological Writing' In: Women in Irish Society: A Sociological Reader. Belfast, Northern Ireland: Beyond the Pale. [Details]
(1993) 'Revealing Figures - Statistics and Women'
Byrne, Anne (1993) 'Revealing Figures - Statistics and Women' In: Irish Women's Studies Reader. Dublin: Attic Press. [Details]
(1993) 'Rural Tourism and Cultural Identity in the West of Ireland'
Byrne, Anne, Edmondson, R, Fahy, K (1993) 'Rural Tourism and Cultural Identity in the West of Ireland' In: Tourism in Ireland - A Critical Analysis. Cork Ireland: Cork University Press. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(1995) Equality Policies and Social Change in Ireland, North and South
Byrne, A. (1995) Unequal Development? - the Case of Rural Women . In: Community Workers Co-Op eds. Equality Policies and Social Change in Ireland, North and South [Details]
(1995) In from the shadows: UL Women's Studies Collection
Byrne, Anne (1995) Issues for Irish Feminist Pedagogy . In: Lentin, R eds. In from the shadows: UL Women's Studies Collection , pp.24-40 [Details]
(1995) Equality Policies and Social Change in Ireland, North and South
Byrne, Anne (1995) Unequal development - the case of rural women in Ireland Equality Policies and Social Change in Ireland, North and South [Details]
(1991) The Future for Health Promotion, Centre for Health Promotion Studies, UCG, Galway
Byrne, Anne (1991) Working for the Health of Rural Women The Future for Health Promotion, Centre for Health Promotion Studies, UCG, Galway , pp.77-97 [Details]
(1987) Physical Education Association of Ireland Annual Conference proceedings
Byrne, A, Divilly, B, Jones, T. (1987) Gender and the Development of the Young Adult in Physical Education Physical Education Association of Ireland Annual Conference proceedings [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2011) The Harvard-Irish Mission in Clare 1930-1936: Letters from an Archive. Burren Insight Magazine, 3, Burren Beo Trust, Clare.
Byrne, Anne (2011) The Harvard-Irish Mission in Clare 1930-1936: Letters from an Archive. Burren Insight Magazine, 3, Burren Beo Trust, Clare. BURREN BEO, IRELAND, IRELAND. [Details]
(2011) Forgetting and Remembering: Place and Space in the work of Yvonne Cullivan, Artist.
Byrne, Anne (2011) Forgetting and Remembering: Place and Space in the work of Yvonne Cullivan, Artist. Per Cent for art programme, Roscommon County Council, Roscommon, IRELAND, IRELAND. [Details]
(2004) Developing inclusive research methodologies: testing the voice centred relational method of qualitative data analysis in a collaborative research project on early school leaving. Political Science and Sociology, NUI, Galway; Child & Family Research and Policy Unit, WHB/ NUI Galway.
Byrne, A., Canavan, J., & Millar, M. (2004) Developing inclusive research methodologies: testing the voice centred relational method of qualitative data analysis in a collaborative research project on early school leaving. Political Science and Sociology, NUI, Galway; Child & Family Research and Policy Unit, WHB/ NUI Galway. Child & Family Research and Policy Unit, WHB/ NUI Galway, IRELAND. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2003) Researching Our Lives: Developing Inclusive Research Methodologies, Testing the Voice Centered Relational Method of data analysis in a collaborative project on early school leaving.
Byrne, A, Canavan, J, Millar, M (2003) Researching Our Lives: Developing Inclusive Research Methodologies, Testing the Voice Centered Relational Method of data analysis in a collaborative project on early school leaving. Combat Poverty Agency Research Initiative Series, Dublin. [Details]
(1996) Academic don't have babies: An Examination of Maternity Leave among Female Academics.
Byrne, Anne, Keher-Dillon, N. (1996) Academic don't have babies: An Examination of Maternity Leave among Female Academics. Irish Federation of University Teachers/SSRC NUIG, Dublin. [Details]
(1996) Rural Gender Equality (Towards Gender Equality in Integrated Local Development).
Byrne, Anne (1996) Rural Gender Equality (Towards Gender Equality in Integrated Local Development). Area Development Management, Dublin. [Details]
(1995) Rural Women's Research Project: Final Report Republic of Ireland.
Byrne, A, Owens, M, Lymer, B (1995) Rural Women's Research Project: Final Report Republic of Ireland. Co-operation North/UCG Women's Studies Centre, Dublin. [Details]
(1991) North-West Connemara: A Baseline Study of Poverty.
Byrne, A, Laver, M, Forde, C, Cassidy, L, Keane, M, O'Conneide, M (1991) North-West Connemara: A Baseline Study of Poverty. Social Sciences Research Centre, UCG, Galway, Ireland. [Details]
(1989) Report on the Tribunal on Women's Poverty.
Byrne, Anne (1989) Report on the Tribunal on Women's Poverty. Combat Poverty Agency, Dublin Ireland. [Details]
(1989) The Socio-Economic Status of Single Women in Ireland: national expert advisor contribution to a report for the European Commission.
Byrne, Anne (1989) The Socio-Economic Status of Single Women in Ireland: national expert advisor contribution to a report for the European Commission. University of Bath, England, University of Bath, England. [Details]
(1989) Women and Poverty: The Statistics of Low Pay, Social Welfare and Health.
Byrne, Anne (1989) Women and Poverty: The Statistics of Low Pay, Social Welfare and Health. Council for the Status of Women, Dublin Irealnd. [Details]
(1988) Profiles of Poverty: Family poverty in the West of Ireland.
Byrne, Anne et al. (1988) Profiles of Poverty: Family poverty in the West of Ireland. Combat Poverty Agency, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
(1987) Adult Education Courses in and through the medium of Irish in Gaeltacht Areas.
Byrne, Anne (1987) Adult Education Courses in and through the medium of Irish in Gaeltacht Areas. AONTAS, Dublin Ireland. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2001)
Anne Byrne, Ricca Edmondson, Tony Varley (Ed.). (2001) Arensberg’s and Kimball’s Family and Community in Ireland. Ennis: CLASP Press. [Details]
(2000)
Byrne, Anne and Lentin, Ronit (Ed.). (2000) Researching Women: Feminist Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences in Ireland. Dublin, Ireland: Institute of Public Administration, Dublin. [Details]
(1997)
Byrne, Anne and Leonard, Madeleine (Ed.). (1997) Women in Irish Society: A Sociological Reader. Belfast, Northern Ireland: Beyond the Pale. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Strategies of Resilience: co-operation in Irish Farming'
Macken-Walsh, A., Byrne, A., Crosson, P. Heanue, K, High, C., McHugh, S., Murray, A., Woods, A. (2014) 'Strategies of Resilience: co-operation in Irish Farming' T-Research, 9 (2) :28-29. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 'Understanding and facilitating farmers’ adoption of technologies'
Byrne, A. (2010) 'Understanding and facilitating farmers’ adoption of technologies' T-Research, 5 (3) :33-35. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2014) American Conference of Irish Studies/ Canadian Association of Irish Studies,International Refereed Conference,
Anne Byrne (2014) Single Women in Society and Story. [Conference Paper], American Conference of Irish Studies/ Canadian Association of Irish Studies,International Refereed Conference, Dublin, UCD , 11-JUN-14 - 14-JUN-14. [Details]
(2013) International Conference on Narrative,
Anne Byrne, Emma Brannlund, Aura Lounasmaa, Tanja Kovacic (2013) A Trialogue in/of Translation: The use of Narrative Inquiry in Cross-Cultural Research. [Chaired Session], International Conference on Narrative, Manchester Metropolitan University , 27-JUN-13 - 29-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) International Conference on Narrative,
Anne Byrne (2013) Writing to Leonard (1943-1968): the exemplary significance of writing a woman’s life in letters. [Invited Paper], International Conference on Narrative, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK , 27-JUN-13 - 29-JUN-13. [Details]
(2012) Connemara Sea Week, 2012,
Anne Byrne (2012) 'Landscapes of Movement'. [Invited Paper], Connemara Sea Week, 2012, Letterfrack, Connemara , 28-OCT-12 - 30-DEC-12. [Details]
(2012) Are the Irish Different? International Conference, UCD, Dublin, Ireland,
Anne Byrne (2012) Are Irish Women Different?. [Invited Lecture], Are the Irish Different? International Conference, UCD, Dublin, Ireland, University College Dublin, Ireland , 20-SEP-12 - 21-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012) Gender, Identities and Discourses: Art, Archives and Public Sphere: Memories in the West of Ireland, Moore Institute,
Clancy, M, Clear. C and Byrne, A (2012) Workshop, academics, students, artists, local researchers and radio producers. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Gender, Identities and Discourses: Art, Archives and Public Sphere: Memories in the West of Ireland, Moore Institute, Moore Institute, NUI, Galway , 09-MAR-12 - 09-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012) Sociological Association of Ireland, 39th Annual Conference,
Anne Byrne (2012) ‘Like A Window opening onto a Blank Wall’; the Letters of a Dublin Housewife to Leonard Woolf. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland, 39th Annual Conference, Maynooth, Co Kildare , 12-MAY-12 - 13-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012) Narrative Matters International Conference, Paris May 28-June 1 2012,
Anne Byrne (2012) ‘Like a window opening on a blank wall’ Epistolary Narratives in the Search of Self. [International Refereed Conference], Narrative Matters International Conference, Paris May 28-June 1 2012, Paris, France , 28-MAY-12 - 01-JUN-12. [Details]
(2012) Sociology Invited Speakers Series Seminar, Trinity College Dublin,
Anne Byrne (2012) Paper on letters (Nancy Nolan to Leonard Woolf). [Invited Oral Presentation], Sociology Invited Speakers Series Seminar, Trinity College Dublin, TCD , 22-FEB-12 - 22-FEB-12. [Details]
(2012) Ethnography from Margin to Centre, AAI Annual Conference 6-7 December, RIA, Dublin, 2012,
Byrne, Anne and O'Mahony, Deirdre (2012) Visualising the Archive- The Harvard Irish Mission in Clare 1930-2012. [Chaired Session], Ethnography from Margin to Centre, AAI Annual Conference 6-7 December, RIA, Dublin, 2012, RIA, Dublin , 06-DEC-12 - 07-DEC-12. [Details]
(2012) Roscommon Women's Network WINDOW event,
Anne Byrne (2012) WINDOW (women into emplyment project). [Invited Lecture], Roscommon Women's Network WINDOW event, Roscommon , 29-NOV-12 - 29-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012) Bright Ideas/CORA One day Conference,
Anne Byrne, Deirdre O'Mahony, Rinnamona Research Group (2012) Community Engaged Research. [Chaired Session], Bright Ideas/CORA One day Conference, Galway City/Jigsaw , 27-SEP-12 - 27-SEP-12. [Details]
(2011) Narrative Studies Conference, 26-28 May 2011 Tampere, Finland,
Byrne, Anne and Lounasmaa, Aura (2011) The Power of Story and Family Mystery: Teaching narrative in the undergraduate Social Science Classroom. [International Refereed Conference], Narrative Studies Conference, 26-28 May 2011 Tampere, Finland, Finland , 26-MAY-11 - 28-MAY-11. [Details]
(2010) Irish Rural Studies Conference, RERC/ICERTS, Athenry , Galway,
Byrne, Anne (2010) Relational Sustainability. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Rural Studies Conference, RERC/ICERTS, Athenry , Galway, RERC/ICERTS, Athenry , Galway. IRELAND , 01-SEP-10 - 01-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010) Rural Public Sphere and Art,
Anne Byrne (2010) One day symposium on public art and rural spaces. [Invited Oral Presentation], Rural Public Sphere and Art, GMIT, Galway , 01-APR-10 - 01-APR-10. [Details]
(2010) Community Engaged Research in Action Event,
Anne Byrne, Deirdre O'Mahony and Rinnamona Research Group (2010) Research Workshop/One day conference. [Chaired Session], Community Engaged Research in Action Event, NUI Galway , 01-DEC-10 - 01-DEC-10. [Details]
(2008) Irish Social Science Platform Symposium: The Complexities of Community,
Anne Byrne (2008) One day symposium on regeneration. [Invited Paper], Irish Social Science Platform Symposium: The Complexities of Community, Sligo IT , 03-DEC-08 - 03-DEC-08. [Details]
(2008) Sociological Association of Ireland, Annual Conference, NUIG, Galway, 2008,
Byrne, Anne (2008) Narratives of Ireland: The Harvard-Irish Survey 1930-1936 - Successors Read Predecessors. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland, Annual Conference, NUIG, Galway, 2008, Galway, IRELAND , 01-MAY-08 - 01-MAY-10. [Details]
(2008) ESRC Narrative Studies Seminar 6 Narrative Studies Modes and Methodologies:New Developments, University of Edinburgh,
Byrne, Anne (2008) Narratively Engaged Community Research: Sucessors Read Predecessors. [National Refereed Conference Paper], ESRC Narrative Studies Seminar 6 Narrative Studies Modes and Methodologies:New Developments, University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, Scotland , 02-JUN-08 - 02-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008) Burren Spring Conference ‘Narratives of People and Place’ February 2008,
Byrne, Anne (2008) Conference Theme: narrative and stories of the Burren, Co Clare. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Burren Spring Conference ‘Narratives of People and Place’ February 2008, Co Clare, Ireland , 01-FEB-08 - 03-FEB-08. [Details]
(2006) Research Seminar, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh,
Byrne, Anne (2006) Singleness Repertoires. [Invited Lecture], Research Seminar, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, Scotland , 02-OCT-06 - 02-OCT-06. [Details]
(2004) Anthropology of Europe Conference,
Anne Byrne (2004) Social Anthropology and Archival Research: Exploring the Possibilities of Moving the Past into the Present. [Invited Paper], Anthropology of Europe Conference, Litymysl, Czech Republic , 01-SEP-04 - 08-SEP-04. [Details]
(2004) Rutgers Centre for Historical Analysis Seminar, Rutgers, New Jersey, USA,
Byrne, Anne (2004) The Irish-American Research Connection: The Harvard-Irish Mission 1930-1936. [Invited Lecture], Rutgers Centre for Historical Analysis Seminar, Rutgers, New Jersey, USA, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA , 01-JAN-04 - 01-JAN-04. [Details]
(2003) Combat Poverty Agency Poverty Research Initiative Series Seminar,
Canavan, J., Byrne, A., Millar, M. (2003) Voice Centred Relational Method and Collaborative Research - Limits and Possibilities. [Invited Lecture], Combat Poverty Agency Poverty Research Initiative Series Seminar, Dublin , 23-JAN-04 - 23-JAN-04. [Details]
(2002) Race and Ethnic Studies Seminar Series,
Byrne, A. (2002) Researching Ireland in the 1930s:A historiography of the Harvard-Irish Mission. [Conference Paper], Race and Ethnic Studies Seminar Series, Trinity College Dublin , 01-JAN-02 - 01-JAN-02. [Details]
(2002) Cork Women's Studies Conference, 'Intersections of Gender and Class: Social Exclusion and Inequality',
Byrne, A. (2002) Researching Women: Ethics and Exclusions. [Conference Paper], Cork Women's Studies Conference, 'Intersections of Gender and Class: Social Exclusion and Inequality', University College Cork , 02-MAR-02 - 02-MAR-02. [Details]
(2002) Burren Annual Conference, Researching the Burren, Ballyvaughan,
Byrne, A. (2002) Physical and Social Anthropology in Clare in 1930s. [Conference Paper], Burren Annual Conference, Researching the Burren, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare , 01-MAR-02 - 01-MAR-02. [Details]
(2002) Irish School of Women's Studies,
Byrne, A. (2002) A Focus on Data Analysis Using the VCRM. [Conference Paper], Irish School of Women's Studies, NUI, Galway , 01-MAR-02 - 01-MAR-02. [Details]
(2002) Who's Telling Tales: Oral History in Ireland Today, Oral History Conference,
Byrne, A. (2002) Re/Searching and Writing Other People's Lives: The Politics and Practice of Co-operative Research- A Focus on Analysing Identity Stories Using the Voice Centred Relational Method. [Conference Paper], Who's Telling Tales: Oral History in Ireland Today, Oral History Conference, UCC, Cork , 01-APR-02 - 01-APR-02. [Details]
(2002) Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland,
Byrne, A. (with John Canavan) (2002) Researching Our Lives, paper to Transitions. [Conference Paper], Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland, Galway , 01-APR-02 - 01-APR-02. [Details]
(2002) 29th annual conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland,
Anne Byrne (2002) The Harvard Irish Mission in Ireland. [National Refereed Conference Paper], 29th annual conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland, Galway , 27-APR-02 - 07-APR-03. [Details]
(2001) Mid-Western Health Board,
Byrne, A. (2001) ‘Rural Women’s Health’. [Oral Presentation], Mid-Western Health Board, Limerick , 01-SEP-01 - 01-SEP-01. [Details]
(2001) Research Methodologies Seminar,
Byrne, A. (2001) The Voice Centered Relational Method. [Conference Paper], Research Methodologies Seminar, Department of Health Promotion NUI, Galway , 01-NOV-01 - 01-NOV-01. [Details]
(2001) Conference on Feminist Scholarship in Ireland, Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies,
Byrne, A. (2001) Researching Women’s Identities. [Keynote Address], Conference on Feminist Scholarship in Ireland, Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, Trinity College, Dublin , 01-APR-01 - 01-APR-01. [Details]
(2001) Burren Annual Conference,
Byrne, A. (2001) ‘The Harvard-Irish Survey 1930-1936’. [Conference Paper], Burren Annual Conference, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare , 01-FEB-01 - 01-FEB-01. [Details]
(2001) Galway West Training and Development,
Byrne, A. (2001) Irish Women's Work and International Women's Day. [Invited Lecture], Galway West Training and Development, Galway , 01-MAR-01 - 01-MAR-01. [Details]
(2000) Sociological Association of Ireland, Annual Conference,
Byrne, A. (with Ronit Lentin) (2000) ‘Feminist Research Methodologies in Ireland’. [Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland, Annual Conference, Kilkenny , 01-MAY-00 - 01-MAY-00. [Details]
(1999) Women's Life Stories: Biography, Personal Testimony, Oral History, Conference, Women's History Association of Ireland,
Byrne, A. (1999) 'The Oral History Interview: Researching Women's Identities: Notes From Own Practice'. [Conference Paper], Women's Life Stories: Biography, Personal Testimony, Oral History, Conference, Women's History Association of Ireland, National University of Ireland, Galway , 01-SEP-99 - 01-SEP-99. [Details]
(1999) 'Desperately (Re)Searching Women Conference: Feminist Research And Practice In Ireland',
Byrne, A. (1999) 'Re-Searching One-Another’. [Conference Paper], 'Desperately (Re)Searching Women Conference: Feminist Research And Practice In Ireland', TCD, Dublin , 01-APR-99 - 01-APR-99. [Details]
(1998) Emerging Voices Conference,
Byrne, A. (1998) Single Sexualities. [Conference Paper], Emerging Voices Conference, Mary Immaculate College of Education, Limerick , 01-APR-98 - 01-APR-98. [Details]
(1997) 1st Annual Irish Women's Studies Summer School,
Byrne, A. (1997) Family, Work and Community: Rural Women's Lives. [Conference Paper], 1st Annual Irish Women's Studies Summer School, Trinity College, Dublin , 30-JUL-97 - 01-AUG-97. [Details]
(1997) Parnell Summer School, 'Land, People and Politics,
Byrne, A. (1997) Women and Land. [Conference Paper], Parnell Summer School, 'Land, People and Politics, Avondale, Wicklow , 13-AUG-97 - 13-MAR-97. [Details]
(1997) European Sociological Association Annual Conference,
Byrne, A. (1997) Never Married Women, Identity and Patriarchy. [Conference Paper], European Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of Essex , 28-AUG-97 - 28-AUG-97. [Details]
(1997) Women, Work, Exploitation, One World Conference,
Byrne, A. (1997) Women and Work in the Home. [Conference Paper], Women, Work, Exploitation, One World Conference, UCG, Galway , 08-MAR-97 - 08-MAR-97. [Details]
(1997) Sociological Association of Ireland, Annual Conference,
Byrne, A. (1997) Sexuality and identity: Connectedness with Self and Others in the Lives of Never Married Single Women. [Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland, Annual Conference, Westport Co Mayo , 09-MAY-97 - 09-MAY-97. [Details]
(1997) Social Care Conference,
Byrne, A. (1997) Can the Community Care?. [Keynote Address], Social Care Conference, UCG, Galway , 15-FEB-97 - 15-FEB-97. [Details]
(1995) Sociological Association Annual Conference,
Byrne, A. with Nuala Dillon (1995) 'Strategies Amongst Academic Women to Avoid Maternity Leave'. [Conference Paper], Sociological Association Annual Conference, Clonmel , 01-MAY-95 - 01-MAY-95. [Details]
(1995) Mater Dei Institute of Education,
Byrne, A. (1995) 'Women's Studies and the Curriculum '. [Oral Presentation], Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin , 01-APR-95 - 01-APR-95. [Details]
(1995) EOTVOS Lorand University,
Byrne, A. with E.Ward (1995) A History of the Women's Movement in the Republic of Ireland. [Conference Paper], EOTVOS Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary , 01-NOV-95 - 01-NOV-95. [Details]
(1995) Community Workers Co-operative conference on Equality Policies and Social Change in Ireland, North and South,
Byrne, A. (1995) 'Equality Strategies Pursued by and within the Voluntary and Community Sector - the Case of Rural Women'. [Conference Paper], Community Workers Co-operative conference on Equality Policies and Social Change in Ireland, North and South, Dublin Castle , 01-MAY-95 - 01-MAY-95. [Details]
(1995) Gender Equality Workshop, ADM,
Byrne, A. (1995) Women in Local Development. [Oral Presentation], Gender Equality Workshop, ADM, Dublin Castle , 01-JUL-95 - 01-JUL-95. [Details]
(1995) EOTVOS Lorand University,
Byrne, A. with E. Ward (1995) Women's Studies in the Republic of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], EOTVOS Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary , 01-NOV-95 - 01-NOV-95. [Details]
(1995) UCG Women's Studies Seminar Series,
Byrne, A. with M. Owens (1995) Women and Rural Development - presentation of Rural Women's Research Project Methodologies and Findings. [Conference Paper], UCG Women's Studies Seminar Series, Galway , 01-NOV-95 - 01-NOV-95. [Details]
(1995) EBA Feminist Theory Course,
Byrne, A. (1995) Postmodernism, Feminism and Foucault. [Conference Paper], EBA Feminist Theory Course, UCG, Galway , 01-DEC-95 - 01-DEC-95. [Details]
(1994) Irish University Women, Annual Conference,
Byrne, A. (1994) 'Empowering Women through Women's Studies'. [Conference Paper], Irish University Women, Annual Conference, Dublin , 01-OCT-94 - 01-OCT-94. [Details]
(1994) Combat Poverty Agency Seminar,
Byrne, A. (1994) 'Beyond Personal Development'. [Oral Presentation], Combat Poverty Agency Seminar, Galway , 01-DEC-94 - 01-DEC-94. [Details]
(1994) University of Limerick, Women's Studies Conference,
Byrne, A. (1994) 'Teaching Feminist Methodologies - Insights from the Classroom'. [Oral Presentation], University of Limerick, Women's Studies Conference, Limerick , 01-MAY-94 - 01-MAY-94. [Details]
(1994) UK Women's Studies Network,
Byrne, A. (1994) 'The Socio-Economic Situation of Single Women in Irish Society'. [Oral Presentation], UK Women's Studies Network, Portsmouth , 01-JUL-94 - 01-JUL-94. [Details]
(1994) St. Angela's College,
Byrne, A. (1994) 'Methodology of a Baseline Study'. [Oral Presentation], St. Angela's College, Sligo , 01-FEB-94 - 01-FEB-94. [Details]
(1994) Udaras na Gaeltachta, Community Development Programme,
Byrne, A. (1994) 'Women, Development and Equal Opportunities Policies - A Review of Problems, Practices and Strategies'. [Oral Presentation], Udaras na Gaeltachta, Community Development Programme, Galway , 01-NOV-94 - 01-NOV-94. [Details]
(1994) St. Angela's College,
Byrne, A. (1994) 'Feminism and The Irish Women's Movement'. [Oral Presentation], St. Angela's College, Sligo , 01-FEB-94 - 01-FEB-94. [Details]
(1993) National Forum, Equality of Opportunity in Third Level Education In Ireland,
Byrne, A. (1993) 'Work, Study and Family'. [Oral Presentation], National Forum, Equality of Opportunity in Third Level Education In Ireland, UCC Cork , 01-NOV-93 - 01-NOV-93. [Details]
(1992) St.Angela’s College,
Byrne, A. (1992) ‘Poverty in Irish Society’. [Oral Presentation], St.Angela’s College, Sligo , 01-NOV-92 - 01-NOV-02. [Details]
(1991) GRACE, European Women's Studies Databank, Commission of the European Community,
Byrne, A. (1991) 'Women's Studies in the Republic of Ireland - The Current Situation'. [Oral Presentation], GRACE, European Women's Studies Databank, Commission of the European Community, Brussels , 01-MAR-91 - 01-MAR-91. [Details]
(1991) Oranmore Adult Education Group,
Byrne, A. (1991) ‘Understanding Women and Poverty’. [Oral Presentation], Oranmore Adult Education Group, Galway , 01-NOV-91 - 01-NOV-01. [Details]
(1991) Socialism at a Cross Roads, International and Regional UCG Labour Party Conference,
Byrne, A. (1991) ‘Socialism and Feminism’. [Conference Paper], Socialism at a Cross Roads, International and Regional UCG Labour Party Conference, Galway , 01-NOV-91 - 01-NOV-91. [Details]
(1991) International Conference - European Feminist Research Women in a Changing Europe,
Byrne, A. (1991) ‘Women’s Studies in Ireland’. [Conference Paper], International Conference - European Feminist Research Women in a Changing Europe, Aalborg, Denmark , 01-AUG-91 - 01-AUG-91. [Details]
(1991) Health Promotion Conference,
Byrne, A. (1991) ‘Working for the Health of Rural Women’. [Conference Paper], Health Promotion Conference, University College, Galway , 01-JUL-91 - 01-JUL-91. [Details]
(1991) One day seminar on Rural Women, Womens Research Group,
Byrne, A. (1991) 'Women and Rural Development'. [Oral Presentation], One day seminar on Rural Women, Womens Research Group, Women's Studies Centre, UCG , 01-MAR-91 - 01-MAR-91. [Details]
(1991) Sociological Association of Ireland, Annual Conference,
Byrne, A. (1991) ‘Working with Rural Women’. [Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland, Annual Conference, Termonfeckin, Co.Louth , 01-MAY-91 - 01-MAY-01. [Details]
(1990) Diploma in Women's Studies,
Byrne, A. (1990) 'Women in Irish Society'. [Oral Presentation], Diploma in Women's Studies, University College Limerick , 01-MAR-90 - 01-MAR-90. [Details]
(1990) Women’s Studies Forum,
Byrne, A. (1990) ‘The Status of Single Women'. [Oral Presentation], Women’s Studies Forum, University College Dublin , 01-APR-90 - 01-APR-90. [Details]
(1990) FORUM, Projects Team, Rural Action Project with the 3rd European Action Programme on Poverty,
Byrne, A. (1990) 'Main Findings from an Analysis of the Small Area Population Statistics, for North-West Connemara'. [Oral Presentation], FORUM, Projects Team, Rural Action Project with the 3rd European Action Programme on Poverty, Galway , 01-OCT-90 - 01-OCT-90. [Details]
(1990) Sociological Association of Ireland, Annual Conference,
Byrne, A. with Nuala Dillon (1990) 'Implications for Trade Union Policies from a Study of Maternity Leave Amongst Female Academics'. [Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland, Annual Conference, Co Down, Northern Ireland , 01-MAY-90 - 01-MAY-90. [Details]
(1990) FORUM Project Team of the 3rd European Action Programme on Poverty,
Byrne, A. (1990) 'Baseline Study of Poverty in North-West Connemara',. [Oral Presentation], FORUM Project Team of the 3rd European Action Programme on Poverty, Letterfrack , 01-SEP-90 - 01-SEP-90. [Details]
(1989) European Women's Studies Seminar on ‘Women Refugees, Migrant Workers and Immigration’, Women's International Studies Europe,
Byrne, A. (1989) 'Irish Female Emigration'. [Oral Presentation], European Women's Studies Seminar on ‘Women Refugees, Migrant Workers and Immigration’, Women's International Studies Europe, University of Bradford, England , 01-MAY-89 - 01-MAY-89. [Details]
(1989) 2nd Workshop in Social Science Research, Institute of Irish Studies,
Byrne, A. (1989) 'Single Women in Ireland'. [Oral Presentation], 2nd Workshop in Social Science Research, Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool, England , 01-DEC-89 - 01-DEC-89. [Details]
(1989) Nuala Dillon to the Social Science Research Centre, Seminar Series,
Byrne, A. (1989) 'Problems Facing Female Academics. [Oral Presentation], Nuala Dillon to the Social Science Research Centre, Seminar Series, University College Galway , 01-NOV-89 - 01-NOV-89. [Details]
(1989) Women in Ireland, North/South Conference,
Byrne, A. (1989) Women in Ireland'. [Conference Paper], Women in Ireland, North/South Conference, University College Galway , 01-OCT-89 - 01-OCT-89. [Details]
(1989) Women's Studies Forum,
Byrne, A. (1989) 'The Statistics of Poverty'. [Oral Presentation], Women's Studies Forum, University College Galway , 01-FEB-89 - 01-FEB-89. [Details]
(1989) Galway Diocesan and Education Group,
Byrne, A. (1989) 'Female Poverty in Ireland'. [Oral Presentation], Galway Diocesan and Education Group, Galway , 01-JAN-89 - 01-JAN-89. [Details]
(1988) Social Science Research Centre, Seminar Series,,
Byrne, A. (1988) 'Women and Poverty'. [Oral Presentation], Social Science Research Centre, Seminar Series,, University College Galway , 01-DEC-88 - 01-DEC-88. [Details]
(1988) AONTAS /Udaras na Gaeltachta, one day seminar,
Byrne, A. (1988) 'Aosoideachas sa Gaeltacht'. [Oral Presentation], AONTAS /Udaras na Gaeltachta, one day seminar, Galway , 01-SEP-88 - 01-SEP-88. [Details]
(1988) AONTAS /Bord na Gaeilge seminar,
Byrne, A. (1988) Adult Education in the Gaeltacht'. [Oral Presentation], AONTAS /Bord na Gaeilge seminar, Dublin , 01-JUN-88 - 01-JUN-88. [Details]
(1986) Sociological Association Annual Conferences, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989,
SAI Annual Conference 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989. (1986) Conference Organising Committee Member. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Sociological Association Annual Conferences, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, Various throughout Ireland , 02-MAY-86 - 05-MAY-89. [Details]
(1984) Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
Byrne, A. (1984) 'Women and Poverty in Irish Society'. [Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Termonfeckin , 01-MAY-84 - 01-MAY-84. [Details]

Artwork

  Year Publication
(2013) VAGABOND REVIEWS, Contributor. ‘Practices of Organising’ (Image and Commentary) for National Women’s Council, Legacy Project, Still, We Work (Representations of Women and Work).
Anne Byrne (2013) VAGABOND REVIEWS, Contributor. ‘Practices of Organising’ (Image and Commentary) for National Women’s Council, Legacy Project, Still, We Work (Representations of Women and Work). DUBLIN: Artwork [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
(1989) Rural Women in Ireland in Irish Women's Guidebook and Diary (Attic Press, 1989).
Byrne, Anne (1989) Rural Women in Ireland in Irish Women's Guidebook and Diary (Attic Press, 1989). Article [Details]

Bulletin

  Year Publication
(1992) Eastern Sociological Association, USA, Annual Conference Report, Published in Sociological Association of Ireland Bulletin, Issue 66, 1992.
Byrne, Anne (1992) Eastern Sociological Association, USA, Annual Conference Report, Published in Sociological Association of Ireland Bulletin, Issue 66, 1992. Bulletin [Details]
(1990) Women in the Countryside: Conference Report. Published in Sociological Association of Ireland Bulletin, Spring 1990.
Byrne, Anne (1990) Women in the Countryside: Conference Report. Published in Sociological Association of Ireland Bulletin, Spring 1990. Bulletin [Details]
(1988) Employment conditions for Sociologists, published in the Sociological Association of Ireland, Bulletin.
Byrne, Anne (1988) Employment conditions for Sociologists, published in the Sociological Association of Ireland, Bulletin. Bulletin [Details]

Community Engagement Publications

  Year Publication
(2012) Visualising the Anthropological Archive: Film Documentary.
Rinnamona Research Group (2012) Visualising the Anthropological Archive: Film Documentary. Ireland: Community Engagement Publications [Details]

Documentary

  Year Publication
(2011) The Harvard Irish Mission in Clare (TV Documentary).
Anne Byrne, contributor to TV documentary ‘The Home Place’ by Sean O Mordha, Araby Productions for RTE. (2011) The Harvard Irish Mission in Clare (TV Documentary). Documentary [Details]
(2006) Radio documentary on the Harvard-Irish Mission to Clare 'Raw Data' ( Mary Owens, Well Said Productions).
Anne Byrne, contributor to Clare FM radio documentary produced by Mary Owens, Well Said Productions, (based on A. Byrne’s research study on the 1930s American ethnography of farm families in Clare). (2006) Radio documentary on the Harvard-Irish Mission to Clare 'Raw Data' ( Mary Owens, Well Said Productions). Documentary [Details]

Generic

  Year Publication
(2011) Community Biography: Successors read predecessors - re-representing the Rinnanmona Dail in images and texts.
Byrne, A. and Rinnamona Research Group, Photobook (2011) Community Biography: Successors read predecessors - re-representing the Rinnanmona Dail in images and texts. Generic [Details]

Media

  Year Publication
(2008) Month long multi-media exhibition, Successors Read Predecessors at the X-PO Kilnaboy Co Clare. See http://x-pokilnaboy.blogspot.com/2008_05_01_archive.html.
Byrne, A, Moroney, M, Whelan, F, Roche, S, Ruane, J, Whelan, F (Rinnamona Research Group) (2008) Month long multi-media exhibition, Successors Read Predecessors at the X-PO Kilnaboy Co Clare. See http://x-pokilnaboy.blogspot.com/2008_05_01_archive.html. Media [Details]

Online Database

  Year Publication
(2003) Co-ordinator/director of on-line bibliographic database on Singleness Studies for the RCHA, Rutgers University, NJ, USA 2003-2004. See http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/rcha/.
Byrne, Anne (2003) Co-ordinator/director of on-line bibliographic database on Singleness Studies for the RCHA, Rutgers University, NJ, USA 2003-2004. See http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/rcha/. Online Database [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
(2013) Gender, Power and Property: “In my own right”. The Rural Economy Development Programme (REDP) Working Paper Series.
Anne Byrne, Nata Duvvury, Áine Macken-Walsh, Tanya Watson (2013) Gender, Power and Property: “In my own right”. The Rural Economy Development Programme (REDP) Working Paper Series. Working Paper [ARAN Link] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2012 Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research, University of Sussex Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research, University of Susses, UK
2003 Senior Research Fellow RCHA : Gendered Passages in Historical Perspectives: Single Women 2003-2004 Project Rutgers Centre for Historical Analysis, Rutgers, USA
2006 Senior Research Fellow, Narrative of Ireland Project (IRCHSS) Irish Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ireland
1995 Visiting Scholar; EOTVOS Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary. Irish Higher Education Authority Cultural Exchange Award
1992 Artist-in-Residence, Visiting Professor Irish Studies Programme,Villanova University, PA, USA. Irish Studies Programme, Villanova University, Philadelphia, USA
2003 Associate Felllow of Masculinities, Femininities and Sexualities Seminar, 2003-2004 Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers State University of New Jersey. Institute for Research on Women

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Auto/Biography Study Group (British Sociological Association UK) ordinary member (current) /
Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain Ordinary member (current) /
Irish Journal of Sociology (Sociological Association of Ireland) Member of the Editorial Advisory Board (previous) /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Social Sciences Committee, Royal Irish Academy (2012-2016) Ordinary member representing the general social science community in Ireland 01-JUN-12 / 01-JUN-16
Women's Health Council, Board member (2003-2006) Board member /
Galway Traveller's Support Group (2002-2004) Research Committee member /
Health Status and Health Gain, NUIG Consultative Study on Health Inequalities (2002-2004) Advisory Board member /
National Distance Education Council (1993-2002) Sociology Subject Group Member, /
National Ad-Hoc Advisory Group on Gender in Local Development (Area Development Management) 1993 Board member, work on addressing gender issues in guidelines for the 1994-1999 local development programmes, Ireland. /
WISE (Women's International Studies Europe) Irish National Representative (1990-1995) Irish National Representative /
MACNAS Community Arts and Theatre Company, Board member 2005-2007 Board member /
Irish Sociological Association Executive Committee (Vice-Chairperson 1988-1990) Vice-Chairperson, Board member /
Women's Studies Centre (University College Galway, Ireland) Chairperson 1991-1992, Founder Member Chairperson /
NUIG Research Ethics Committee (2005-11) Committee member /
Faculty of Arts (Vice Dean 2000-2003) Vice Dean of Arts /
NUIG Access Programme Steering Group (1998-2002) Steering Group member /
An Coiste Feabhais Acaduil/Committee on Academic Quality Improvement, NUIG (1998-2000) Committee member /
Global Project for Safe Motherhood, NUIG/Development Co-Operation Ireland. Advisory Board member (2004-2007) /
Burren Spring Conference, Co Clare, IRELAND. Organising Committee (2005-2011) Committee member /
Royal Irish Academy, Social Sciences Committee, elected member 2012- 2013 01-SEP-12 / 31-DEC-13
Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. External Assessor Postgraduate Fellowship Evaluation (2009) /
Sociological Association of Ireland (2013-2016) Vice President 01-SEP-13 / 01-JUN-14

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1982 University College Galway, Ireland Masters of Arts Sociology, , 'Female Poverty and the Irish Social Welfare System.'
1978 National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick, Ireland. BACHELOR OF ARTS Sociology
2000 University of Limerick, Ireland PhD 'Single Women's Identities in Contemporary Irish Society', Department of Government and Society, University of Limerick.

Outreach Activities

  Description

2008. Reviewer for Andrew Mellon Foundation Scholarship Programme.

2010. Facilitation of Collective Biographies Workshop, Moments of Beauty/Water with Galway City Museum Artist in Residence.


2003. External Assessor, Galway-Mayo Women's Network (Domestic Violence Research).

Reviews

  Journal Role
Ageing And Society Reviewer
Women'S Studies International Forum Reviewer
Journal Of Gender Studies Reviewer
Irish Political Studies Reviewer
Journal Of Family Issues Reviewer
Irish Journal Of Sociology Editor
Ucg Women'S Studies Review Editor
International Journal Of Social Research Methodology Reviewer

Other Activities

  Description

2007-2010.  Extern Examiner: University of Limerick (MI Women’s Studies Undergraduate Programme), Extern Examiner: BA in Community Education and Development Cork Institute of  Technology

1989-1996 First Year Year Coordinator,  Department of Political Science and Sociology, UCG, (NUIG)


2008-2010 First Year Coordinator BA Programme, School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI, Galway.

2012-2016. Extern Examiner, Sociology, TCD

Teaching Interests

My teaching is animated by  active involvement in research, through participating and contributing to community development work and through my own professioanl development and training.  My teaching interests are in collaborative, critical and creative research methodologies (eg socio-biography, visual ethnography, narrative inquiry, art, archives and documents of life); group work for professional community development workers; the sociology of Ireland; gender and auto/biography.

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2013 Visual Sociology Visual Sociology: This undergraduate qualitative research methodology module introduces students to visual inquiry, its key principles and methods.
2010/11 Concepts and Practices in Sociology and Politics First Year introduction to Sociological and Political ideas
2010/11 The Power of Story and Narrative Narrative inquiry as theory, methodology and practice
2010/11 MA in Community Development, Group Work 1 and 2 Group Work Theory, Methods and Practices
2010/11 Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods for Research Students (Contributor) Postgraduate course in research methods, narrative inquiry contribution.
2010/11 Introduction to Politics and Sociology First year undergraduate course in Sociology and Politics
2010/11 Gender Perspectives in Social Science Research Postgraduate research methods course