May Meeting

Our next monthly meeting will be take place on Wednesday 8th May at 7:00 pm in the Observatory Library.

Our speaker this month is Dr Leanne McCormick, Senior Lecturer in Modern Irish Social History and Director of the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland (CHOMI) at Ulster University. Her research interests include women’s history, history of sexuality and history of medicine in Ireland/Northern Ireland and she has published widely in these areas. With Dr Elaine Farrell (QUB), she has been working on the AHRC funded project ‘Bad Bridget: Criminal and Deviant Irish Women in North America, 1838-1918’. They have produced a five part podcast series on the project, an exhibition at the National Museums NI, Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh and an Irish Times #1 bestselling book, Bad Bridget: Crime, mayhem and the lives of Irish emigrant women. This will be the topic of our talk. You will find more details about the project at Bad Bridget – Ulster University and below.