Suffrage, Socialism and Sobriety.

Building on the great public interest in our current exhibtion about the life and work of Constance Markievicz and Eva Gore-Booth (Con & Eva) which will be on display until the end of June, we are delighted to host a free public talk by the historian, Dr Sonja Tiernan (Liverpool Hope University), who will visit the Centre on 24th May to talk about the extraordinary life and work of the Gore-Booth sisters.

Dr. Sonja Tiernan is Acting Head of the Department of History and Politics at Liverpool Hope University 

Dr. Tiernan has published three books on the Irish poet, playwright, and political activist Eva Gore-Booth (1870-1926) and her collected edition of Eva's poetry will be published in the UK in 2017. Her contribution to  scholarship on Eva Gore-Booth and wider public recognition of the sisters has been recognised by the President of Ireland, Michael Higgins, in his recent public address on Eva's work, delivered as part of the official 1916-2016 Centenary Programme. 

Her books include:

S. Tiernan, The Poetry of Eva Gore-Booth. Syracuse University Press, 2016.

S. Tiernan, The Political Writings of Eva Gore-Booth. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015.

J. Redmond, S. Tiernan, S. McAvoy, & M. McAuliffe (eds.), Gender and Sexual Politics in Modern Ireland. Irish Academic Press, 2015. 

S. Tiernan, Eva Gore-Booth: An Image of Such Politics: Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012. 

S. Tiernan, Fiametta: a previously unpublished play by Eva Gore-Booth. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2010.