On 15 April 2021 at 4:00pm, join us online for a fascinating talk presented in partnership with Waterford Memories Project by Dr. Jennifer O’Mahoney and Dr. Kate McCarthy entitled Exploring Waterford’s Magdalene Heritage.
This talk explores a unique educational resource pack which uses the former Magdalene Laundry in Waterford as a case study for students and the public to explore their local culture and heritage through a set of research-informed, multi-media resources.
The aim of this pack is to encourage educators to introduce students to some of the critical information and debates about the Magdalene Laundries, and to encourage members of the public to engage with their local history.
Dr. Jennifer O’Mahoney is a Lecturer in Psychology and a Chartered Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. She is also Co-Director of both the Analysing Social Change Research Group and Crime and Justice Research Group at WIT, and a Senior Researcher at INSYTE (The Centre for INformation SYstems and TEchno- culture), also at WIT. She is the primary investigator of the Waterford Memories Project, which examines historical institutional abuse in Ireland (www.waterfordmemories.com).
Dr Kate McCarthy is a lecturer in drama at WIT. Her research interests include the arts and education, participatory performance, and the work of Teresa Deevy. Currently, she is co-editing Active Speech: Critical Perspectives on Teresa Deevy with Dr Úna Kealy (WIT).