2015 Research Fellowship Presentation Evening

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Type: 
Lecture
Date: 
October 27, 2015
Location: 
Ontario, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Canadian History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Health and Health Care, Local History, Social History / Studies

2015 Research Fellowship Presentation Evening

“Prisoners or Patients?" Exploring Curative Labour in Kingston's 19th-Century Penitentiary and Asylum

A Free Public Lecture by 2015 Margaret Angus Research Fellow Madeleine McKay

 

Nineteenth-century ideology believed that social deviants, such as convicts and "mad" people, could be "cured" using discipline and hard work. In what came to be known as moral therapy, everyday objects and activities were medicalized for a psychiatric purpose, while the treatment of physical health was increasingly neglected. Kingston Penitentiary and Rockwood Asylum relied heavily on this system and their legacy of convict/patient labour should not be forgotten by the local community.

No registration required. Refreshments will follow.

Location: Watson Hall Room 217, 49 Bader Lane, Queen's University
Date: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
Parking: Free evening parking on Queen's surface lots
Contact: Deanna Way or Jenny Stepa (613) 548-2419 or info@museumofhealthcare.ca

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Contact: Deanna Way or Jenny Stepa (613) 548-2419 or info@museumofhealthcare.ca

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