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Irish Medical Humanities Today

National Library of Ireland 
8 November 2019

Organised by the Irish Medical Humanities Network

If you are tweeting about this event, please include: #IMHT2019


Registration with tea and coffee


Opening Remarks

Sandra Collins, Director of the National Library of Ireland

Oisín Wall (Irish Medical Humanities Network)


Panel: Engagement and involvement

Chair: Alice Mauger (University College Dublin)

Hilary Moss (University of Limerick): Control, power and the art of listening: the role of the arts in healthcare contexts

Oisín Wall (University College Dublin): Living Inside: Handling difficult subjects in public history

Pippa Little (Limerick City and County Council): Limerick Culture and Arts Office and UL Hospitals Arts Committee exhibition project 2019


Tea and coffee


Panel: Collaborations

Chair: Oisín Wall (University College Dublin)

Catherine Cox (University College Dublin): Engaged History and the Medical Humanities

Desmond O’Neill (Trinity College Dublin): To what extent is medical humanities scholarship reflective of joint working between disciplines?

Maria Stuart (University College Dublin): Metaphoric Stammers and Embodied Speakers: Connecting Clinical, Cultural and Creative Practice in the area of Dysfluent Speech

Carmel McKenna (Limerick Institute of Technology): LIT’s Interdisciplinary Medical and Health Humanities Research Group (IMeHHRG)






Panel: Practitioners

Chair: Triona Waters (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick)

Ailise Bulfin (University College Dublin): Cultural representations of child sexual abuse: myths, fears and resilience

Anne Marie Meenan (Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, Dublin) and Phil Gorey (University College Dublin): 
Delivering the district: Anne Lynch, midwife to Oldcastle, Co Meath, 1921 to 1968

Kieran Fitzpatrick (NUI Galway): Working in the borderlands: tracing disability in the history of surgery through the archive of Peter Freyer, 1896-1921


Tea and Coffee


Panel: Education

Chair: Catherine Cox (University College Dublin)

Clare Hayes Brady (University College Dublin): Caring and Coping: narrative and adolescent health

Jennifer Moran Stritch (Limerick Institute of Technology): Death Education at Third Level: an Irish Experience

Alice Mauger (University College Dublin): “Mad”, “Drunk” and “Stoned”: Teaching the History of Medicine


Tea and coffee


Panel: Disease and War

Chair: Kieran Fitzpatrick (NUI Galway)

Ronan Foley (Maynooth University): Auxiliary Hospitals during World War I: Assemblages of Care through the pages of Irish Life

Fiona Gallagher (Independent Researcher): Sligo is a furnace: The Town has become a Place of the Dead’: An examination of the 1832 Cholera epidemic in Sligo town

Ida Milne (Carlow College): Why collect oral histories of disease? From the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic  to vaccination resistance


Closing remarks

Alice Mauger (Irish Medical Humanities Network)


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