What visual representations of women working tell us about women’s history

colour illustration, a profile portrait of a woman in orange with a green illustration of women diving into a swimming pool

Irish-Australian who set swimming world records

black and white portrait of Angela Davis

African-American philosopher and author combatting racism, sexism and homophobia

colour photograph of three long dresses against a black background, one dress is orange, one is silver, one is red

Femininity as encounter of technology and sensuality in the 1920s and 1930s

How Saint Patrick explained the holy trinity

six young women lined up at the beginning of a running race

Archive photographs from a girls school in Dublin

Black and white photo of Frida Kahlo wearing earings, dark hair parted in the middle and tied back.

Role model for generations of artists, bisexual women and people with disabilities

The first Swede to hit the US charts

Black-and-white photograph. A group of Chinese servants and officials pose in ornate clothing, with the empress Cixi in a wooden carrier in the middle of the frame.

In the 19th century, when Queen Victoria was on the throne, another woman was governing a world power on the opposite side of the globe: Empress Dowager Cixi.

Meet the authors and illustrators who brought the fairy tale to life

Clémentine Delait found fame in the early 1900s

Known for her distinctive singing style and voice, Eartha Kitt was active in social causes in the 1950s and 1960s

Olympic gold medallist who survived the Holocaust and lived through the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

Multicultural theatre company inspiring new generations of performers

Poetry, writing and music in Guadeloupe Creole, Twi, Ewe and Xhosa

Transatlantic perspectives on American abolitionist and anti-slavery campaigner

Jewish immigrant Rosenbaum ran a drapery store in Sundsvall for decades

Three Black authors from the Americas who have lived in Europe

Partners & pioneers of Irish theatre