Jill C. Bender, 2019–2020 | National Humanities Center

Jill C. Bender (NHC Fellow, 2019–20)

Project Title

Assisted Emigrants: Irish Female Migration Projects and the British Empire

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Jill C. Bender

Fellowship Work Summary, 2019–20

Jill C. Bender analyzed a large collection of documents from her research in Australia and the United Kingdom. She also drafted a chapter of her book, provisionally entitled: Assisted Emigrants: Irish Female Migration Schemes and the British Empire. In addition, she wrote a related article, “‘The Marriage Force’: Irish Female Emigration to Southern Africa in 1857,” which has been conditionally accepted for publication in the Journal of British Studies.