Please join us for the UCD CHOMI event on March 3rd, 16:15-17:00. Prof Catherine Cox (UCD) and Prof Hilary Marland (Warwick University) will discuss their new book Disorder Contained (CUP, March 2022) with Dr Alice Mauger (UCD).
Disorder Contained. Mental Breakdown and the Modern Prison in England and Ireland, 1840 -1900 (Cambridge University Press, March 2022).
Disorder Contained is the first historical account of the complex relationship between prison discipline and mental breakdown in England and Ireland. Between 1840 and 1900 the expansion of the modern prison system coincided with increased rates of mental disorder among prisoners, exacerbated by the introduction of regimes of isolation, deprivation and hard labour. Drawing on a range of archival and printed sources, the authors will explore the links between different prison regimes and mental distress, examining the challenges faced by prison medical officers dealing with mental disorders within a system that stressed discipline and punishment and prisoners’ own experiences of mental illness. With generous support from the Wellcome Trust Disorder Contained is published Open Access.
Please register here to attend digitally: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DU1aXro0QlCmytntKr3KNA
You can find the full research seminar programme here: https://www.ucd.ie/chomi/research/sems/