One of our ongoing projects is compilation of a research bibliography on topics connected to the 8th amendment, activism, and contemporary collecting in Ireland.

Here is a sample of some related academic publications by a few of our network members:

  • Kate Antosik-Parsons, ‘A Body is a Body: The embodied politics of women’s sexual and reproductive politics in Irish art and culture’, Transnational Perspectives of Sexual and Reproductive Rights, ed. Tanya Bahkru, New York: Taylor & Francis, 2019.
  • Mary McAuliffe  (with Sinead Kennedy) ‘Defending Catholic Ireland’ in Roman Kuhar and David Paternotte (eds). Anti-Gender Campaigns; Mobilizing against Equality. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.
  • Niamh McDonald, Kate Antosik-Parsons, Karen E. Till, Gerry Kearns and Jack Callan, ‘Campaigning for Choice: Canvassing as Feminist Pedagogy in Dublin Bay North’ After the 8th: Implications and Futures, eds. Kath Browne and Sydney Calkin, London: Zed Books (Forthcoming 2019).
  • Niamh NicGhabhann, ‘City walls, bathroom stalls and tweeting the Taoiseach: the aesthetics of protest and the campaign for abortion rights in the Republic of Ireland’, Continuum, 2018. DOI: 10.1080/10304312.2018.1468413.
  • Amy Walsh, ‘Crossing Troubled Waters: Ireland’, in Stettner, S. Pierson, C. MacQuarrie, C. Crossing Troubled Waters: Abortion in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Prince Edward Island. Prince Edward Island: University of Prince Edward Island Press, 2018.


Press coverage of our work, and the work of our partner institutions on collecting the 8th:

Elizabeth Paton, ‘As Abortion Vote Nears, Irish Fashion Designers Choose a Side’, New York Times, 14 May 2018.

Geraldine Kendall Adams, ‘Collecting Drive Gets Underway  After Irish Abortion Referendum’, UK Museums Association News, 30 May 2018.

Conal Thomas, ‘How Archives are Changing What They Collect, and When’, Dublin Inquirer, 6 June 2018.

Javier Pes, ‘Ireland’s National Museum Is Collecting Protest Art Made During the Historic Abortion Referendum’,, 14 June 2018.

Alex Marshall, ‘Posters, Banners, Boarding Passes: Museums Try to Get a Head Start on History’, New York Times, 18 June 2018.

Alex Marshall, ‘How the National Museum is capturing ‘instant history’ of abortion referendum’, Irish Times, 21 June 2018.

Christina McSorley, ‘Etching Irish Abortion Referendum into History’, BBC News Northern Ireland, 16 July 2018.

Deirdre Falvey, ‘What’s the National Museum of Ireland collecting? Repeal posters, bees and a wedding dress, Irish Times, 16 April 2019.


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