June 8, 2021
13:10 - 14:00
In association with UCC School of History & Dr. John Borgonovo.
Cork Harbour was a centre of forced migration, especially Irish convicts transported to British penal colonies in Australia. This lecture will examine aspects of the use of floating prisons in the harbour, and what lay in store for those transported overseas.
Speaker: Dr Anna Lois McKay, University College Cork
Dr Anna Lois McKay is a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of English at University College Cork. She researches confinement and the British maritime world. Her PhD examined British prison hulks (floating prisons) in England and Bermuda, and she is expanding her work to include case studies on Ireland.