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Bad Bridget - women and crime, past and present

Event date Event time Event location
25/01/2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, BT3 9HQ

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is delighted to host this event organised by the Bad Bridget project lead by Leanne McCormick (Ulster University) and Elaine Farrell (Queen’s University Belfast). 

The Bad Bridget project examines Irish women in North America who were involved in crime or considered deviant between 1838 and 1918. 

This workshop brings together historians of women and migration, including those from the Bad Bridget Project, as well as national and international experts working in the US criminal justice system, with Irish immigrants in the US, and with women in prison in Northern Ireland, to discuss links between the historical and contemporary issues facing migrants and women accused of criminal activity. 

"Bad Bridget past and present: women, crime and migration" is an exciting workshop that will offer much to those interested in historical as well as contemporary perspectives on issues about criminality, immigration and emigration, poverty, gender and discrimination.

Speakers include:

  • Catherine Griffin (Legal Aid Public Defender, Brooklyn)
  • Megan Parker-Johnson (Attorney, Irish International Immigrant Centre, Boston)
  • Jean O'Neill (INSPIRE Women's Project Northern Ireland)
  • Jennifer Redmond (Maynooth)
  •  Leanne McCormick and Elaine Farrell (the Bad Bridget project)

How to attend

Admission is free, to book your place register at: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bad-bridget-women-and-crime-past-and-present-tickets-53009243073.

Associated image: Giuseppe Milo on Flickr by CC2.0


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