Lecture:The 1918-19 influenza pandemic in Ireland: medicine, politics and people

Wednesday 30 May 7pm

Speaker: Dr Ida Milne

Join us for this lecture when Dr Milne discusses how the 1918-19 influenza pandemic inserted itself into all aspects of Irish society, from politics to family life.

Ida Milne, Irish Research Council Marie Curie Elevate Fellow, Maynooth University received her PhD from Trinity College, Dublin, in 2011 for her research on the social history of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic in Ireland, using oral histories with survivors and the families of victims. Her monograph on this subject, ‘Stacking the Coffins, Influenza, War and Revolution in Ireland 1918-19’ will be published by Manchester University Press in May 2018. She is currently funded by an Irish Research Council and Marie Curie Actions international development award to research the social history of childhood disease in 20th century Ireland; this fellowship is shared between Queen's University Belfast and Maynooth University. It focuses on patient and professional narratives of childhood disease, looking at key events which evoked change.

All welcome. Booking not required.

NLI Reference: CLON55
NLI Reference: CLON55
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