Talk by Roisin Donohoe
Saints, sorcery and secrets
The hidden world of medieval childbirth
Thursday March 8, 2018, 6pm
The Douglas Hyde Gallery is delighted to announce an upcoming talk by medievalist academic Roisin Donohoe. On the occasion of International Women's Day, Donohoe will discuss her research on the depictions of female healthcare and lay devotion in late medieval England.
The talk will take place in the context of Tamara Henderson's large-scale sculptural installation Seasons End: More Than Suitcases. The exhibition gathers an ever-changing cast of human-like figures dressed in colourful, embroidered robes, vessels of communication between different states of conscious and unconscious, and who experience states of illness, healing, death, and transformation.
As always, admission is free and all are welcome. No booking necessary.
Roisin Donohoe is a medievalist who received her MPhil in Medieval Language, Literature and Culture from Trinity College Dublin in 2016. She has contributed to the forthcoming publication 'Gender, Places, Spaces and Thresholds', which will be published later this year by the Institute of Historical Research.
Image: Birth of the Virgin, Giovanni Da Milano, 1365, Rinuccini Chapel, Santa Croce, Florence.