Mental illness


Speaker Dr Alice Mauger Chair Dr Catherine Cox (Director, UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland) Title The Cost of Insanity: Public, Voluntary and Private Asylum Care in Nineteenth-Century Ireland Event UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series, 4 February 2016 Summary How did Irish […]

The Cost of Insanity: Public, Voluntary and Private Asylum Care ...





Speaker Dr Stephen Soanes (University of Warwick) Title Transformation or stultification? The first fifteen years of voluntary mental treatment in London (1930-1945) and Dublin (1945-1960) Event Healthcare systems, regional and comparative perspectives in Britain and Ireland, 1850-1960, a conference convened by DrSean Lucey, at CHOMI, 8-9 June 2012 Summary This […]

Transformation or stultification? The first fifteen years of voluntary mental ...


Large numbers of Irish immigrants in cramped lodging houses and slums contributed to the spread of disease, Wellcome Library, London
Speakers Dr Catherine Cox, Professor Hilary Marland and Dr Sarah York Project Title Madness, migration and the Irish in Lancashire c.1850-1921 Summary In the first half of 1847 an estimated 300,000 Irish migrants arrived into the port of Liverpool. Irish migration into Lancashire escalated significantly during the Great Famine and […]

Madness, Migration and the Irish in Lancashire, 1850–1921