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Bad Bridget: Criminal and Deviant Irish Women in North America, 1838-1918

Bad Bridget in February’s media

In February, Bad Bridget featured in the Irish Times. Leanne and Elaine outlined some of the findings from the project and presented the details of a few of the Bad Bridgets whom they have so far encountered. #BadBridget in the... Continue Reading →

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Bad Bridget in South Carolina!

In January/February 2019, Leanne and Elaine travelled to South Carolina! We were delighted to have been asked to deliver the keynote address at the Southern Chapter of the American Conference for Irish Studies. The conference was organised by Dr Cara... Continue Reading →

Bad Bridget: past and present PRONI workshop

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... Continue Reading →

Bad Bridget on the road, 2018

2018 saw several Bad Bridget public talks and academic papers in Ireland, UK, Finland and India! On 21 February, Leanne spoke at the Trinity College Dublin as part of the Contemporary Irish History seminar series in the Long Room Hub... Continue Reading →

Bad Bridget pop-up exhibition

The Bad Bridget pop-up exhibition was launched at the European Social Science History Conference women's history reception at Queen's University Belfast in April 2018. Elaine and Leanne, and Aoife McShane and Hannah McClean (Ulster University), generated the content and the... Continue Reading →

Tríd an Lionsa

Leanne and Elaine both appeared in a TG4 production, Trid an Lionsa, produced by Sibéal Teo, which aired in January and February 2018. This, the second series of Tríd an Lionsa, examines early Irish photographic collections from late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century... Continue Reading →

Bad Bridget at Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Dr Elaine Farrell and Dr Leanne McCormick presented at the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, Hofstra University, New York, 1-4 June 2017. Together with Dr Ciara Breathnach (University of Limerick), Dr Laura D. Kelley (Tulane University) Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley (NUI... Continue Reading →

Her-Story event, held at Portrush, May 2017

‘Bad Bridget’ at Women’s History Association of Ireland annual conference, Galway, April 2017

In April 2017, two members of the Bad Bridget team presented at the Women's History Association of Ireland annual conference, held at NUI Galway. Dr Leanne McCormick presented on 'Locating Bad Bridget: Irish criminal women in the New York Women’s... Continue Reading →

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