On Thursday 13 October Kilmainham Gaol hosted a one-day symposium entitled ‘Incarcerated bodies: hunger striking and internment’. Hunger strikes/striking present a range of political, ethical, medical, physical, emotional and gendered problems. As such, they prove difficult to historicise and commemorate. Incarcerated Bodies was a symposium which provided an opportunity for academics (national and international), museum and gallery experts and key stakeholders to discuss issues relating to the incarcerated body and food refusal. The symposium was supported by the IRC ‘New foundations’ scheme; follow this link for the full programme.
From Century Ireland: The state, the law and political imprisonment, 1914-18.