This research strand seeks to examine the ways in which British authorities and penal institutions utilised the concept of ‘refusal’ to examine, construct, and intervene in the physical health of the British population between 1916 and 1939. With a focus on two different carceral contexts – the imprisonment of conscientious objectors (COs) in the First…
Free tickets are now available for three events we are hosting at Tate Modern in June
Dr Oisín Wall discusses how a campaign for proper psychiatric treatment for one prisoner began a national conversation about prisoners’ mental health in 1970s Ireland.
Oisín Wall introduces his research project which explores the relationship between prisoners and the outside world as it was mediated by different organisations, from prisoner rights associations to the healthcare system.
Public Engagement Officer & Visual Artist Dr Sinead McCann writes on the developments with The Trial visual art installation.
Dr Sarah Richardson a guest blogger, writes about Suffragist Annie Cobden Sanderson who was imprisoned in Holloway in 1906.
Janet Weston reflects on making and launching Positive in Prison, an audio docu-drama based on her research.
Professor Hilary Marland reflects on the standing, role and attitudes towards prison chaplains in nineteenth-century prisons.
An audio docu-drama exploring the experiences of those who lived through the HIV/AIDs crisis in the 1980’s in Mountjoy prison.
A new commission with multiple award winning Irish theatre company.
Dr Margaret Charleroy introduces a new commission working with Rideout (Creative Arts for Rehabilitation) at HMP Hewell.
Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland reflect on their involvement in the production of Disorder Contained with Talking Birds theatre company and ask what historians can learn and gain from the process.