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Dr. Georgina Laragy

Assistant Professor (History)

I am an Irish historian focused largely on social history, in particular the history of suicide, death and poverty in nineteenth and twentieth century Ireland. I am also interested in the history of institutions, including workhouses, psychiatric hospitals, prisons and Magdalen asylums and teach a course on the public history of institutions of confinement. Before coming to Trinity College I worked at Queen's University in Belfast and Oxford Brookes University on two research projects related to the history of the Irish Poor Law. Prior to that I worked at the University of Limerick on a project exploring the medicalisation of maternity through general and psychiatric hospital records in early 20th century Ireland. I received my Ph.D. from NUI Maynooth in 2005. Part of my job involves working with the Glasnevin Trust at Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum developing their public history, education and research activities.
  19th century Irish history   20th century Ireland   Cemeteries   Death and burial   History of Institutions   Irish Social History   Public History
Laragy, G., Purdue, O. & Wright, J.J. , Urban Spaces in nineteenth century Ireland, First, Liverpool, LIverpool University Press, 2018, 1 - 224pp, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
Locating investigations into suicidal death in urban Ireland, 1901-1915 in, editor(s)Laragy, G., Purdue, O., & Wright, J.J. , Urban Spaces in Nineteenth Century Ireland, Liverpool, LIverpool University Press, 2018, pp154 - 171, [Laragy, G], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Laragy, Georgina, "For those whose benefit these burdens must be taken": children, employment and training in Northern Ireland, 1921-1939, Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, 9, (2), 2016, p277 - 293, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Laragy, G, 'A peculiar species of felony': suicide, medicine and the law in Victorian Britain and Ireland', Journal of Social History , 46, (3), 2013, p732 - 743, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
'Narratives of poverty among Irish suicides between the Great Famine and the First World War' in, editor(s)Andreas Gestrich, Elizabeth Hurren, Steven King , Poverty and sickness in modern Europe: narratives of the sick poor, 1780-1938, London, Continuum, 2012, pp143-160 , [Laragy, G], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Poor relief in the south of Ireland, 1850-1921 in, editor(s)Virginia Crossman, Peter Gray , Poverty and welfare in Ireland, 1838-1948, Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 2011, pp53-66 , [Laragy, G], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Suicide and insanity in post-Famine Ireland in, editor(s)Catherine Cox, Maria Luddy , Cultures of care in Irish medical history, 1750-1950, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, pp79-91 , [Laragy, G], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Sources for the history of the Irish poor law in the post-Famine period in, editor(s)Ciara Breathnach, Catherine Lawless , Visual, material and print culture in nineteenth-century Ireland, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2010, pp198-209 , [Laragy, G; Lucey, D.S.; Purdue, O; Crossman, V. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

Laragy, G. , Review of Forgetful Remembrance: Social Forgetting and Vernacular Historiography of a Rebellion in Ulster, by Guy Beiner , Times Higher Education Supplement, 2019, Review, PUBLISHED
Laragy, G. , Keynote Address: ''One part of a very large jigsaw puzzle': workhouses, coercive confinement and public history in modern Ireland, Inaugural Graduate Studies Conference, Centre for Irish Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 24 March , 2017, Centre for Irish Studies Graduate Studies Committee, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
History Ireland: Ireland after the Rising: Changed Utterly, 1916-1918' , Special Volume, (2017), 1 - 92p, Laragy, G., GIbney, J. & Graham, T., [eds.], 6 months, Notes: [Special edition of the History Ireland journal to commemorate Ireland after the 1916 Rising], Journal, PUBLISHED
Laragy, G., & O'Neill, C. , . 'Shared/Sharing Authority' with Ciaran O'Neill, Public Humanities Workshop, , Public Humanities Workshop, Trinity Long Room Hub, May 2017, 2017, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
'The suicides of Thomas Judkin Fitzgerald (1864) and Lord Waterford (1895)' in, editor(s)Ryan, Salvador , Death and the Irish: a miscellany, Dublin, Wordwell Books, 2016, [Laragy, G.], Notes: [Short piece], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
The city morgue in Cork and Dublin in, editor(s)Ryan, Salvador , Death and the Irish: a miscellany, Dublin, Wordwell Books, 2016, [Laragyg, G. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Identifying the poor of Cavan, 1838-1911 in, editor(s)Jonathan Cherry and Brendan Scott , Cavan history and society : interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish county, Dublin, Geography Publications, 2014, pp427-445 , [Laragy, G], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Laragy, G, 'A "hollow and unsubstantial" prosperity: poverty in nineteenth century Meath', Riocht na Mide, 24, 2013, p217-234 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
The Cavan Workhouse, 1842-1922 in, editor(s)Brendan Scott , Cavan Town, 1610-2010: a brief history , Cavan, Cavan County Council, 2012, pp50-61 , [Laragy, G], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Laragy, G, Murder in Cavan, 1809-1891, Breifne: Journal of Cumann Seanchais Bhréifne, 11, (44), 2008, p611-630 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED