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

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, 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 →

‘Bad Bridget’ at ‘Women on the move’ conference, International Women’s Day, March 2017

In March 2017, Dr Leanne McCormick delivered the keynote address to the 'Women on the move' conference, held at Queen's University, Belfast, to coincide with International Women's Day. Her paper was entitled 'Finding Bad Bridget: Irish criminals and deviant women... Continue Reading →

Seminar Paper at Ulster University, March 2017

Seminar Paper, "Finding Bad Bridget: Criminal and Deviant Irish Women at Home and Abroad" at Ulster University, 8th March 2017, 3:45pm – Room E206 - Presented by Dr Leanne McCormick and Dr Leanne Calvert.

Conference of Women Historians June 2017, New York

Dr Elaine Farrell will be presenting on "Bad Bridget in Boston, 1838-1918", and Dr Leanne McCormick will be presenting on “Bad Bridget in Toronto, 1838-1918” at the Conference of Women Historians in New York, June 2017. Further information can be found on... Continue Reading →

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