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[Past Events 2015] Seminar by Dr Katherine Fennelly: 'Creating an institutional environment: an archaeology of the sonic in the historic lunatic asylum'

Katherine Fennelly is a researcher and historical archaeologist, specialising in the historic built environment, and the development of dedicated institutions for public confinement in the nineteenth-century. She studied history and archaeology at University College Dublin, and gained her doctorate with the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester in 2013. Her research interests include material history, sensory studies, and concepts of space and place. In this seminar, Katherine Fennelly will present her work on the creation and study of a sensory environment in early-nineteenth century lunatic asylums.