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Project outputs

Read more about our public engagement and other activities and their outputs.

Public engagement projects, involving Warwick

  • Disorder Contained: A theatrical examination of madness, prison and solitary confinement. Created by Talking Birds Theatre Company from research by Professor Hilary Marland and Associate Professor Catherine Cox (UCD)
  • Past Time, a prison residency created with Rideout that combines history, food, and drama. Read a review of one of the performances on Sabotage Reviews, download our publication about it.
  • Staging Time, a year-long project during 2019 with Rideout, at the invitation on HMP Stafford, looking at three other aspects of prison health: A History of Hard Labour; A History of the 'Weak Minded'; Ghost Songs of Conscientious Objectors.
  • Lock Her Up, a three-part audio installation created by Fuel, sound designer Gareth Fry, and artists Sabrina Mahfouz, Rachel Mars, and Paula Varjack
  • Warwick Tate Exchange, where we installed Lock Her Up, showed Disorder Contained, and installed a display about Past Time
  • On the Inside, a project at HMP Peterborough working with Geese Theatre and mothers in prison
  • A travelling pop-up exhibition exploring the history of health in Holloway prison, launched at the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance Conference, December 2017 and toured to 10 Islington libraries
  • Throw Away the Key, an exhibition curated with the archivists of the University of Warwick’s Modern Records Centre exploring the impact of prisons on health focusing in particular on women’s health and maternity care in prison, mental health and the wellbeing of juvenile prisoners.
  •  History, Arts and Public Engagement draws together learning from our collaborations with arts organisations between 2017-18, as we showcased our research and findings in new ways and encouraged wider publics to think about the health and welfare of prisoners through the prism of history.

Public engagement projects, elswhere in the project

  • Listen to our audio documentary, Positive in Prison, about the management of HIV / AIDS in Dublin's Mountjoy prison in the 1980s and 1990s, recommended by The Guardian
  • The Trial, a visual art installation that artist Dr Sinead McCann created in partnership with The Bridge Project for Kilmainham Gaol. Read a review in The Irish Times
  • Living Inside, an exhibition at Kilmainham Gaol drawing on research on the history of prison reform organisations in Ireland, using both historical objects and the work of photojournalist Derek Speirs.
  • Brokentalkers theatre collaboration with PACE & Mountjoy Prison, The Examination.

Academic content

Policy engagement across the project

Media activity and blogs involving Warwick

  • LISTEN: to Dr Sinead McCann and Dr Oisin Wall discuss Health Inside on RTE Radio 1’s Arena show on 13 Nov 2018
  • READ: about Health Inside in the Journal.ie 
  • LISTEN: to Dr William Murphy talking about Michael Collins on RTE Radio 1's History Show
  • LISTEN: to Professor Hilary Marland on BBC CWR disussing Disorder Contained 
  • LISTEN: to Associate Professor Catherine Cox on RTE discussing Disorder Contained
  • LISTEN: to Professor Hilary Marland on The Conversation's podcast, The Anthill. She is part of Anthill 28: On Nothing, discussing solitary confinement and its effect on mental health

Public speaking and conferences, involving Warwick

  • Professor Hilary Marland and Associate Professor Catherine Cox, Prisoners, Insanity and the Pentonville Model Prison Experiment, 1842-1850s. Joint Workshop between Warwick/UCD and University of Leicester Prison and Convict Projects, Prisons, Penal Colonies and the Medical Humanities. Held at Warwick, 7 Dec. 2015.
  • Dr Margaret Charleroy, The Dungeons of Liverpool: Dr. Currie and the Health of French Prisoners of War at Liverpool Borough Gaol. Joint Workshop between Warwick/UCD and University of Leicester Prison and Convict Projects, Prisons, Penal Colonies and the Medical Humanities. Held at Warwick, 7 Dec. 2015.
  • Dr Nicholas Duvall, Perceptions of Prison Medicine: The Place of Prison Medical Officers in the Medical Profession in the 1970s and 1980s. Joint Workshop between Warwick/UCD and University of Leicester Prison and Convict Projects, Prisons, Penal Colonies and the Medical Humanities. Held at Warwick, 7 Dec. 2015.
  • Dr Nicholas Duvall, The Depiction of Prison Medicine in Medical Journals in England and Ireland in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, HSTM Network Ireland, University of Maynooth, 13 Nov. 2015.
  • Dr Nicholas Duvall, Disorder, Disillusion and Disrepute: Medicine and the Prison Medical Service, 1970-1990. Presentation for Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick, Work in Progress series 27 Oct. 2015.
  • Dr Rachel Bennett, The Duchess of Bedford’s 1919 Committee of Enquiry into Medical Care in Holloway Prison. Inside Reform policy event Dublin (2017).
  • Dr Rachel Bennett, Born in Prison: Medical Care and Maternity in the Early Twentieth-Century Female Prison, European Association for the History of Medicine and Health, Bucharest, Romania, 2017
  • When they’re bad, they’re bad indeed! Reconciling gender, discipline and medical care in the mid-nineteenth-century female prison, Digital Panopticon conference, Liverpool, Sep 2017
  • Dr Margaret Charleroy, Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Food Policy in English Prisons, Warwick Global Research Priority on Food Showcase Event, University of Warwick, Dec 2017.
  • Dr Margaret Charleroy, Don’t Eat the Pudding: Physical and Social Nourishment in the English Prison, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick, 2017.
  • Dr Margaret Charleroy, Dining In: Diet in Nineteenth Century English Prisons, European Association for the History of Medicine and Health, Bucharest, Romania, 2017
  • Dr Margaret Charleroy, Per Humanitatem ad Pacem: Medical Humanitarianism in the Prions, Inside Reform policy event Dublin (2017).
  • Dr Margaret Charleroy, Moral Economy of Diet across Prisons and Hospitals: History & Policy, Presentation for Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick, Work in Progress series 2017.
  • Dr Margaret Charleroy, Diet, Health, and Wellbeing in the English Prison System: Past and Present, Food Anxieties Symposium, University of Ulster, April 2017.
  • Dr Margaret Charleroy, Inter Arma Caritas: Prisoners of War and the Right to Health in the early Nineteenth Century Prison, Social History Society Annual Conference, April 2017.

Miscellaneous, inc PDF downloads

We have put many of our blogs and articles listed above (and a few others) into PDF form so that you may easily print them to use in the classroom.