Friday, March 17, 2006
Women's History Month
In "honor" of St. Patrick's Day, today's Women in History page is Women in 20th-Century Ireland: Sources from the Department of the Taoiseach, which is hosted and maintained by the School of Electronic and Communications Engineering at the Dublin Institute of Technology, compiled and edited by Maria Luddy, Leeann Lane, Orla Fitzpatrick and Catherine Cox.
I found this paragraph to be an indicator of why there needs to be a Women's history Month - "People are not generally used to thinking about or locating sources relating to women. Often material is discarded because it is thought to be useless. The criteria for inclusion in this survey were very broad. We were interested in finding material on women of all classes and in all time periods, contemporary material is listed as well as older material. We also attempted to include sources in the Irish language."